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Mendelssohn: Works for String Quartet / Quatuor Arod


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 564131  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marianne Crebassa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Arod

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Quatuor Arod (the name comes from Legolas’ horse in The Lord of the Rings) had been playing as a quartet for just four years when they recorded this, but their unanimity of approach takes the breath away. Mendelssohn’s op. 13 was the first quartet they played, and their performance of it is terrific—the way the two violins play as one is astounding. They approach these three quartets with palpable love for the music, and mezzo Marianne Crebassa joins them for a short song to glorious effect. Quatuor Arod (the name comes from Legolas’ horse in The Lord of the Rings) had been playing as a quartet for just four years when they recorded this, but their unanimity of approach takes the breath away. Mendelssohn’s op. 13 was the first quartet they played, and their performance of it is terrific—the way the two violins play as one is astounding. They approach these three quartets with palpable love for the music, and mezzo Marianne Crebassa joins them for a short song to glorious effect. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Arod
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Arod
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
3.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Arod
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1847; Germany 
4.
Songs (12), Op. 9: no 1, Frage by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marianne Crebassa (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Arod
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 

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