Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Vol. 3

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  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313000371
  • Catalog Number: 8570003
  • Sales rank: 324,344

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op.44/1 - Felix Mendelssohn & New Zealand String Quartet (31:41)
  2. 2 Andante sostenuto & Variations for string quartet in E major, Op. 81/1 - Felix Mendelssohn & New Zealand String Quartet (6:16)
  3. 3 Scherzo for string quartet in A minor, Op. 81/2 - Felix Mendelssohn & New Zealand String Quartet (4:01)
  4. 7–10 String Quartet in E flat major - Felix Mendelssohn & New Zealand String Quartet (26:48)
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New Zealand String Quartet Primary Artist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Mendelssohn String Quartets vol 3, New Zealand String Quartet

    The New Zealand String Quartet is to be congratulated for an outstanding recording of Volume 3 of the Mendelssohn String Quartets. I found the quality, interpretations, and tempos, particularly of the Op. 44/1, very much to my liking and equal or better than other recordings.
    In my opinion, many groups try to show that they can play Mendelssohn faster than the next group; thereby, they often lose some of the melodic beauty inherent in Mendelssohn's chamber music. Thanks to a combination of several factors, this group manages to keep these elements in excellent proportion. On the basis of this disc, I predict that the other volumes of this series should be equally rewarding. It is a worthy addition to one's music library.
    Ted Wilks

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