Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms String Quartets

May 21, 2013, 7:00 pm

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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.

Playlist

Episode 1

Mendelssohn: Octet In E Flat For Strings, Op. 20, III
Guarneri String Quartet, Orion String Quartet
Arab 6714
4:31

Mendelssohn: “Ist es wahr?”, Op. 9 No. 1
Baker, s.; Parsons, p.
EMI 573836
1:38

Mendelssohn: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 13
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
15:27, 13:47

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12, I & II
Quatuor Ysaÿe
London 436325
11:11

Episode 2

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44/2, Mvt. I
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
10:27, (:30,:57, excerpts)

Mendelssohn: Scherzo in E Major
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 9000082
3:53 (:24, excerpt)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 44/3, Mvt. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG B0003888
4:06

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)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80, Mvmt. I & III
DG B0003888
Emerson Quartet
14:04

Episode 3

Schumann: String Quartet #1 In A Minor, Op. 41/1
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
13:49, 13:26 (:30 & :20 excerpts)

Schumann: String Quartet In F Major, Op. 41/2
Melos Quartet
DG 423670
22:02

Episode 4

Schumann: String Quartet #3 In A, Op. 41, No. 3
St. Lawrence Quartet
EMI 56797
8:11, 23:26 (:50, :49 excerpts)

Brahms: String Quartet #1 In C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 – I & II
Emerson Quartet
DG 0008718
15:53 (1:34 excerpt, III mvt.)

Episode 5

Brahms: String Quartet #2 In A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Emerson Quartet
DG 000871802
21:09, 11:26

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)