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MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN: STRING QUARTETS - GEWANDHAUS QUARTETT
MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN: STRING QUARTETS - GEWANDHAUS QUARTETT

MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN: STRING QUARTETS - GEWANDHAUS QUARTETT

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The Gewandhaus Quartet celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2008 making it the oldest string quartet in the world. The quartet stands for the very highest level of chamber music, a fact underlined by its worldwide success. With this CD release the quartet presents the second volume of recordings of string quartets by Mendelssohn and Schumann (Volume 1 order no. 60108): Mendelssohn`s String Quartet in E-flat major op. 44 (1838) and Schumann's String Quartet in A major op. 41 No. 3 (1842). Both works enjoyed resounding success at their respective Gewandhaus premiere performances Mendelssohn`s quartet in 1838, Schumann's quartet in 1848. This recording was made in 2006 in the Rathaussaal, Leipzig-Markkleeberg. The CD contains a 52-page booklet with information about both works and artists in German, English and French.

MENDELSSOHN: STRING QUARTET IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP. 44 NO. 3

1. Allegro Vivace -
2. Scherzo: Assai Leggiero Vivace -
3. Adagio Non Troppo -
4. Molto Allegro Con Fuoco -

SCHUMANN: STRING QUARTET IN A MAJOR,. OP. 41, NO. 3
5. Andante Espressivo - Allegro Molto Moderato -
6. Assai Agitato - Un Poco Adagio - Tempo Risoluto -
7. Adagio Molto -
8. Finale: Allegro Molto Vivace