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Dvorak, Mendelssohn / St. Petersburg String Quartet

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11
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Notes & Reviews:

On the year of their 20th anniversary, celebrate with the world-renowned St. Petersburg Quartet. Here they bring their "flawless" ensemble skills to Mendelssohn's earliest string quartet - the Quartet in A minor, op.13 - and Dvorak's deservedly wellknown 'American' quartet. Since being founded by graduates of the Leningrad Conservatory, the Quartet blazed a trail through international chamber music competitions, winning First Prize at the All-Soviet Union String Quartet Competition, the Silver Medal and a Special Prize at the Tokyo International Competition of Chamber Ensembles, First Prize and both Special Prizes at the Vittorio Gui International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Florence, Italy, and First Prize and the "Grand Prix Musica Viva" at the International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Melbourne, Australia. When the city of Leningrad resumed its historic name, the quartet likewise changed its name to the St. Petersburg String Quartet. The SPSQ has continued its ascendancy, building a reputation of worldwide proportions including a Grammy nomination, "Best Record" honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone Magazines, and the Chamber Music America/WQXR Prize for Best CD of 2001.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • Ensemble: St. Petersburg String Quartet
  • Notes: Church of St. Catherine, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/22/2005-06/27/2005)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/26/1827

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
  • Ensemble: St. Petersburg String Quartet
  • Notes: Church of St. Catherine, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/22/2005-06/27/2005)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11 :: Andante cantabile
  • Notes: Church of St. Catherine, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/22/2005-06/27/2005)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871