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Mendelssohn: Op. 44 Nos. 1, 2 / Cecilia String Quartet


Release Date: 10/30/2015 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29844   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cecilia String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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The Cecilia Quartet came to international attention when they won the 2010 Banff Quartet Competition. For their first Mendelssohn recording they refreshingly choose two of the lesser-played middle quartets; lesser-played but in no way lesser masterpieces. The Cecilia prove to be compelling advocates. They find a fine balance between the composer’s skittish qualities and his tenderer side, resulting in notably open-hearted readings. A terrific achievement.

– Gramophone


The Cecilia Quartet came to international attention when they won the 2010 Banff Quartet Competition. For their first Mendelssohn recording they refreshingly choose two of the lesser-played middle quartets; lesser-played but in no way lesser masterpieces. The Cecilia prove to be compelling advocates. They find a fine balance between the composer’s skittish qualities and his tenderer side, resulting in notably open-hearted readings. A terrific achievement.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cecilia String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2015 
Venue:  St-Augustin-de-Mirabel Church, Québec 
Length: 27 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cecilia String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2015 
Venue:  St-Augustin-de-Mirabel Church, Québec 
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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