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Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Etc / Alcan String Quartet


Release Date: 04/03/2007 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22501   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nathalie CamusLaura AndrianiLuc BeaucheminDavid Ellis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alcan String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Alcan Quartet performs music for string ensemble that reveals both the dark and light sides Mendelssohn's character. His Quartet No. 6, Op. 80 is an anguished requiem for his sister Fanny, written shortly before the composer himself died. Four Pieces, Op. 81 was assembled by a publisher two years after Mendelssohn's death. Canada's internationally acclaimed violist Steven Dann joins the musicians of the Alcan for the composer's Quintet No. 2, Op.87, written in 1845 during a period of relative calm. "The world according to Alcan is transparent and open, with a most inviting coherence." Raynald Lavol, Le Soleil The Alcan Quartet performs music for string ensemble that reveals both the dark and light sides Mendelssohn's character. His Quartet No. 6, Op. 80 is an anguished requiem for his sister Fanny, written shortly before the composer himself died. Four Pieces, Op. 81 was assembled by a publisher two years after Mendelssohn's death. Canada's internationally acclaimed violist Steven Dann joins the musicians of the Alcan for the composer's Quintet No. 2, Op.87, written in 1845 during a period of relative calm. "The world according to Alcan is transparent and open, with a most inviting coherence." Raynald Lavol, Le Soleil Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nathalie Camus (Violin), Laura Andriani (Violin), Luc Beauchemin (Viola),
David Ellis (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alcan String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
2.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 1, Tema con variazioni by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  David Ellis (Cello), Luc Beauchemin (Viola), Nathalie Camus (Violin),
Laura Andriani (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alcan String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
3.
Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Laura Andriani (Violin), Nathalie Camus (Violin), Luc Beauchemin (Viola),
David Ellis (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alcan String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 

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