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Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets

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Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets

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    • I. Allegro moderato (9:12)

    • String Quartet in E-Flat Major (1823) (25:16)

      I. Allegro moderato (9:12)

    • II. Adagio non troppo (6:24)

    • II. Adagio non troppo (6:24)

    • III. Minuetto (5:44)

    • III. Minuetto (5:44)

    • IV. Fuga (3:47)

    • IV. Fuga (3:47)

    • I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante (7:28)

    • String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12 (23:41)

      I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante (7:28)

    • II. Canzonetta: Allegretto (4:00)

    • II. Canzonetta: Allegretto (4:00)

    • III. Andante espressivo (4:07)

    • III. Andante espressivo (4:07)

    • IV. Molto Allegro e vivace (7:59)

    • IV. Molto Allegro e vivace (7:59)

    • I. Allegro vivace assai (7:12)

    • String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 (25:35)

      I. Allegro vivace assai (7:12)

    • II. Allegro assai (4:50)

    • II. Allegro assai (4:50)

    • III. Adagio (8:05)

    • III. Adagio (8:05)

    • IV. Finale: Allegro molto (5:17)

    • IV. Finale: Allegro molto (5:17)

    • I. Adagio - Allegro vivace (8:11)

    • String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 (30:35)

      I. Adagio - Allegro vivace (8:11)

    • II. Adagio non lento (7:28)

    • II. Adagio non lento (7:28)

    • III. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto (4:45)

    • III. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto (4:45)

    • IV. Presto (10:02)

    • IV. Presto (10:02)

    • I. Molto Allegro vivace (9:27)

    • String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1 (28:39)

      I. Molto Allegro vivace (9:27)

    • II. Menuetto: Un poco Allegretto (6:04)

    • II. Menuetto: Un poco Allegretto (6:04)

    • III. Andante espressivo ma con moto (6:08)

    • III. Andante espressivo ma con moto (6:08)

    • IV. Presto con brio (6:50)

    • IV. Presto con brio (6:50)

    • I. Allegro assai appassionato (10:18)

    • String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44 No. 2 (27:29)

      I. Allegro assai appassionato (10:18)

    • II. Scherzo: Allegro di molto (3:52)

    • II. Scherzo: Allegro di molto (3:52)

    • III. Andante (6:23)

    • III. Andante (6:23)

    • IV. Presto agitato (6:46)

    • IV. Presto agitato (6:46)

    • I. Allegro vivace (9:05)

    • String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 No. 3 (30:14)

      I. Allegro vivace (9:05)

    • II. Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace (3:43)

    • II. Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace (3:43)

    • III. Adagio non troppo (8:37)

    • III. Adagio non troppo (8:37)

    • IV. Molto Allegro con fuoco (8:38)

    • IV. Molto Allegro con fuoco (8:38)

    • Andante in E Major, Op. 81 No. 1 (6:08)

    • Andante in E Major, Op. 81 No. 1 (6:08)

    • Scherzo in A Minor, Op. 81 No. 2 (3:28)

    • Scherzo in A Minor, Op. 81 No. 2 (3:28)

    • Capriccio in E Minor, Op. 81 No. 3 (6:15)

    • Capriccio in E Minor, Op. 81 No. 3 (6:15)

    • Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 81 No. 4 (5:20)

    • Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 81 No. 4 (5:20)

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One of today's most dynamic and exciting ensembles, the Pacifica Quartet celebrates its 10th anniversary with a three-CD set of Mendelssohn's complete string quartet cycle. Known for its "stunningly expressive performances" (The Guardian) and "ideal balance" (Washington Post), the youthful Pacifica is a perfect match for this early Romantic composer's exuberant chamber music.

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Album Details

Total Time CD1: 74:52
Total Time CD2: 59:26
Total Time CD3: 79:23

Producer: Judith Sherman
Engineers: Judith Sherman, Bill Maylone
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond
Photos of Pacifica Quartet: Anthony Parmelee
Recorded: December 2002, October 2003, March 2004 & June 2004 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL

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