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String Quartets Op. 44, No. 1-3

Study Score

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

Chamber Ensemble String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
Study Score. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Study Score. Paperbound. Henle Study Scores. Pages: VI and 178. Classical. Study score (paperbound). 192 pages. G. Henle #HN9443. Published by G. Henle (HL.51489443).

Item Number: HL.51489443

ISBN 9790201894430. 6.75x9.5x0.526 inches.

"Spirited", "dramatic", "highly expressive", and "masterly" are among the comments made upon Mendelssohn's String Quartets op. 44 nos 1-3. He wrote them in 1837/1838, at a very happy time: he had just married, was becoming world famous, and had been appointed director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Concerts, one of the highest positions in the German musical world at that time. The quartets were written in the order 2 (in E minor), 3 (in E flat Major) and 1 (in D Major). Mendelssohn himself considered the Quartet in D Major as his best - perhaps a reason why he placed it at the beginning of the collection.

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  • 5

    Donald Mintz
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  • June 06, 2007 Mendelssohn Op. 44

    This is a careful and well made edition of music that poses rather difficult editorial questions. However, as is too often the case with Henle editions, the notes are less than one might desire.

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