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Mendelssohn: String Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / L'Archibudelli
Mendelssohn: String Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / L'Archibudelli

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18; Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87
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Ensemble: L'Archibudelli

Though Mendelssohn's two string quintets sound as if they were written one right after the other, they were actually composed 20 years apart. Mendelssohn's compositional...continue...
Recording information: Lutherse Kerk, Haarlem, Holland (02/25/1999-02/27/1999)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quintets, Opp. 87 & 18 / Leipsig Quartet, Barbara Buntrock, viola
Mendelssohn: String Quintets, Opp. 87 & 18 / Leipsig Quartet, Barbara Buntrock, viola

1 CD / MD&G / 2013-05-21

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Buntrock, Barbara [Viola]
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Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet

When the Leipzig String Quartet takes on Mendelssohn's string quintets, the atmosphere is electrifying. Mendelssohn's late quintet shows that this composer at was the height...continue...
Recording information: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (01/25/2013-01/27/2013)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quintets / Raphael Ensemble
Mendelssohn: String Quintets / Raphael Ensemble

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-06-12

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18; Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87
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Ensemble: Raphael Ensemble

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Fine, stylish performances of both these wonderful works.
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Recording information: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol (06/23/1997-06/25/1997)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12, String Quintet Op. 18 / Matangi Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12, String Quintet Op. 18 / Matangi Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Moergastel, Edith van
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Ensemble: Matangi Quartet

Youthful freshness seems the trademark of this ensemble - Matangi plays Mendelssohn like the ink on the scores is still wet!...continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12; String Quintet Op. 18
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12; String Quintet Op. 18

1 CD / Praga / 2009-06-09

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Kluson, Josef

In these works, glittering echoes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' are deftly blended with avant-garde declamations reminiscent of the recently-deceased Beethoven. The works featured here...continue...
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Mendelssohn: The Complete Masterpieces [Box Set]
Mendelssohn: The Complete Masterpieces [Box Set]

30 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2009-03-03

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia (String Symphony) for string orchestra no 1 in C major; Sinfonia (String Symphony) for string orchestra no 2 in D major; Sinfonia (String Symphony) for string orchestra no...
Performers: Ballhorn, Rudiger; Bay, Emanuel; Beths, Vera; Bleicher, Stefan Johannes; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano vocals]; Bream, Julian [Guitar]; Bylsma, Anner; Casapietra, Celestina; De Larr...
Conductors: Goodman, Roy; Masur, Kurt; Flor, Claus P.; Bernstein, Leonard; Ormandy, Eugene; Marriner, Sir Neville; Friedmann, Samuel; Leinsdorf, Erich; Daus, Joshard; Blomstedt, Herbert; Hantke, Andreas; Bantzer...
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Mendelssohn: String Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / Mannheimer Streichquartett
Mendelssohn: String Quintets Nos. 1 & 2 / Mannheimer Streichquartett

1 CD / CPO / 2009-01-27

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18; Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87
Performers: Kaliunaite, Jone
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Ensemble: Mannheim String Quartet

Operating entirely in the tradition established by Mozart, Mendelssohn wrote his quintets for two violins, two violas, and one violoncello. He attached more importance to...continue...
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Chamber Music Masterpieces [Box Set]
Chamber Music Masterpieces [Box Set]

25 CD / Brilliant Classics Import / 2008-10-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 18 in A major, K. 464; Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance"; Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor, K 516; Quin...
Performers: Berkes, Kalman; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Crayford, Marcia; Dean, Brett; Ephrat, Ron; Faust, Isabelle; Gaasterland, Peter; Giuranna, Bruno; Graaf, Henk de; Han, Derek; Hudec, Jiri; Hulshoff, Alexander; Ima...
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Ensemble: Amati Chamber Ensemble (Maastricht); Ames Piano Quartet; Berlin Philharmonic Octet; Brandis Quartet; La Magnifica Comunità ; Nash Ensemble; Sharon Quartet; Solomon Trio; Van Swieten Trio
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Mendelssohn: String Quintets no 1 & 2 / Danilo Rossi, Fine Arts Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quintets no 1 & 2 / Danilo Rossi, Fine Arts Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-05-27

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Rossi, Danilo
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Ensemble: Fine Arts Quartet

Mendelssohn's musical precocity, both as a player and as a performer, manifested itself at a remarkably early age. In 1826, when he was only 17,...continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quintets / Mann, Mendelssohn Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quintets / Mann, Mendelssohn Quartet

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2002-06-02

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Mann, Robert [Violin]
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Mendelssohn: Octet, Quintets 1 & 2, etc / Hausmusik London
Mendelssohn: Octet, Quintets 1 & 2, etc / Hausmusik London

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2000-10-10

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13; Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18; Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
Performers: Beznosiuk, Pavlo; Boucher, Paull; Chase, Allan; Chase, Roger; Comberti, Sebastian; Huggett, Monica; Lester, Richard; Pleeth, Anthony; Von Einem, Jolianne; Whistler, Simon
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Ensemble: Hausmusik London

Here's another incredibly valuable bargain from the Virgin "Veritas" line: two CDs for under $11.00! In collecting the chamber music for strings by the great...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Octet Op 20, Quintet Op 18 / Ross Pople, et al
Mendelssohn: Octet Op 20, Quintet Op 18 / Ross Pople, et al

1 CD / Arte Nova / 1998-01-01

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Bolt, Rachel; Bradley, Sarah-Jane; Gibbs, Robert; Szucs, Ferenc; Young, Abigail
Conductors: Pople, Ross
Ensemble: London Festival Orchestra Ensemble
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