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GEN 11204 15.4.2011
Edition: Artist Consort
18.90 €

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy  
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Fanny Hensel  
String Quartet in E Flat Major
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy  
Four Pieces For String Quartet, Op. 81
   

Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn


String Quartets


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Forget about “lightweight”: From the very first bar the young Swiss Merel Quartet disposes of this prejudice against Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. From his last quartet, which opens the new GENUIN CD in the Artist Consort series, a tormented, passionate composer rings through – beset with anguish from the recent death of his sister Fanny. And the rhetorical and sonorous performance of the ensemble also acknowledges her unjustly forgotten work. Fanny Hensel's early E-flat Quartet, with its lyrical and finely shaded colors, need not in any way show deference to her brother's works. A valuable addition to the repertoire, by no means only for lovers of string quartets!

Audiophile Mélomane
"À destins tragiques, disque magique !"
You can find the French review on the website Audiophile Mélomane (6/2011).

RAI
On June 22nd the CD will be presented on RAI Radio 3