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First Choice: Mendelssohn: Octet; String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001662502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2003/04/2004 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 29 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 1, Tema con variazioni by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2003/04/2004 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 2, Scherzo in A minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2003/04/2004 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 3, Capriccio in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2003/04/2004 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 4, Fugue in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2003/04/2004 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2003/04/2004 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 23 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Octet in E flat, Op.20: 1. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
Octet in E flat, Op.20: 2. Andante
Octet in E flat, Op.20: 3. Scherzo (Allegro leggierissimo)
Octet in E flat, Op.20: 4. Presto
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81: 1. Tema con Variazione
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81: 2. Scherzo
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81: 3. Capriccio
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81: 4. Fuga
String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80: 1. Allegro vivace assai
String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80: 2. Allegro assai
String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80: 3. Adagio
String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80: 4. Finale: Allegro molto

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