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Mendelssohn: String Quartets Opp. 13 & 12 / Minetti Quartett

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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
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Notes & Reviews:

"A musical sensation from Austria" wrote the Berlin Tagesspiegel of the young Minetti Quartett's debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2009. The name "Minetti Quartett" refers to a play by famous Austrian author Thomas Bernhard (1939-1989), who lived in Ohlsdorf, the birthplace of the quartet's two female members. The "European Rising Star Series" presented the Minetti Quartett during the 2008-09 season on the stages of prestigious European concert halls. Die Presse in Vienna summed it up after one of those concerts: "The youthful freshness of the quartet's interpretations charms audiences since 2003. There are top musicians with spirit and dedication at work who charge the music of the classic and romantic periods with energy for the new millennium".

Gramophone Magazine, August 2012
The young Austrian Minetti Quartet tread a careful between the immaturity of these works and their enormous intellectual accomplishment...The Minettis' clear lines and faultless ensemble keep the phrasing simple and transparent, and there is some heart-stoppingly well-controlled playing at the very top of the register in the first violin.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
They play lovely instruments that come across in a perfect natural balance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hofmusikkapelle, Wien (2011-04-19_2011-04-20&2011-).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • Ensemble: Minetti Quartett
  • Notes: Hofmusikkapelle, Wien (2011-04-19_2011-04-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/26/1827

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
  • Notes: Hofmusikkapelle, Wien (2011-04-19_2011-04-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/14/1829