Complete chamber music for strings: from the Breitkopf & Härtel complete works edition

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Courier Corporation, 1978 - Music - 283 pages
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"As a composer of chamber music Mendelssohn claims greatness almost without qualification. . . . He had a complete mastery of his medium . . . and an intensity of interest in pure music that renders his quartets, in particular, works of integrity in thought and statement." -- "Grove's
"These masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire are works perennially popular with players and listeners. All of them have been recorded and many appear frequently on chamber music programs. They have been reproduced directly from the famous and scholarly Breitkopf & Hartel series, an eminently readable edition, and contain all of Mendelssohn's chamber music for strings, excluding only those pieces with piano.
The following works are included:
Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 13
Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81The music has been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily, and there is ample space between staves and in the margins for any notes, harmonic analyses, fingerings or annotations that you may want to record on the score. The edition is practical for almost any use, whether as a study guide, a reference, or just a companion for your greater musical enjoyment.
Unabridged (1978) republication of Series 5 and 6 of "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Werke, " 1874-1877.

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A German composer and conductor, whose brief life resulted in many great works, Felix Mendelssohn wrote songs, sonatas, cantatas, organ works, concertos, and symphonies. His first masterpiece, the overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream," was produced when he was only 17. His symphonies and incidental music are remarkable in that someone so young composed them. Mendelssohn is also responsible for the revival of interest in Bach's vocal and choral music by having performed the St. Matthew Passion in Berlin in 1829.

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