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Mendelssohn: String Quartets Opp. 13, 44/1, 80 / Artemis Quartet

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Financial Times, 3rd May 2014
These glorious recordings radiate the emotional directness of all his best music, while capturing the questing spirit and tingling sensitivity of the Artemis's recent tour performances. They confirm this ensemble's burgeoning reputation as the interpreter of choice in the core German quartet repertoire.

MusicWeb International, 16th June 2014
Throughout this Erato release the Artemis display fine musicianship. This they balance with considerable natural impetus and impressive security of ensemble. Notably they are always sensitive to the demands of Mendelssohn's writing.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2014
It is a truth universally acknowledged that much of the charm and power of Mendelssohn's music stems from its combination of Classical and Romantic. The Artemis Quartet come down decidedly on the Romantic side...Technically the playing is superb throughout, with the two violins well matched for tone, and inner parts duly allowed their share of the limelight.

As of 2013, following a lapse of some ten years, the famed Erato imprint has been reborn. - This release contains three of Mendelssohn's six quartets; the op. 13, written during his teens, the op. 44/1 and the op. 80, finished shortly before his death. - The Artemis Quartet's questing and thought-provoking approach to repertoire is evident in these recordings. - Far from a superficial composer, as some claim, these works testify to Mendelssohn's eloquence, sophistication and emotional depth.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1
  • Ensemble: Artemis String Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 07/24/1838

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 09/1847

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/26/1827