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Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms String Quartets

This week we open to one of the most delightful and storied chapters of the string quartet's history, centering around the works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.

 
Program 1

Mendelssohn: Octet In E Flat For Strings, Op. 20, III 
Guarneri String Quartet, Orion String Quartet
Arab 6714
4:31
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Mendelssohn: “Ist es wahr?”, Op. 9 No. 1 
Baker, s.; Parsons, p.
EMI 573836
1:38
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 13
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
15:27, 13:47
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12, I & II
Quatuor Ysaÿe
London 436325
11:11
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Program 2

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44/2, Mvt. I
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
10:27, (:30,:57, excerpts)
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Mendelssohn: Scherzo in E Major 
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 9000082
3:53 (:24, excerpt)
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 44/3, Mvt. 2 
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
4:06
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op.44, Mvt. I, & ll, III 
Guarneri Quartet
ARABESQUE 6714
14:59, (1:03, 1:06, excerpts)
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80, Mvmt. I & III
DG B0003888
Emerson Quartet
14:04
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Program 3

Schumann: String Quartet #1 In A Minor, Op. 41/1
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
13:49, 13:26 (:30 & :20 excerpts)
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Schumann: String Quartet In F Major, Op. 41/2
Melos Quartet
DG 423670
22:02
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Program 4

Schumann: String Quartet #3 In A, Op. 41, No. 3
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
8:11, 23:26 (:50, :49 excerpts)
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Brahms: String Quartet #1 In C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 – I & II
Emerson Quartet
DG 0008718
15:53 (1:34 excerpt, III mvt.)
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Program 5

Brahms: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
21:09, 11:26
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Brahms: String Quartet #3 In B Flat, Op. 67, II & III
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
14:34 (1:16, 4:11 excerpts of mvt. IV)
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