CARL GOLDMARK (1830-1915): String Quartet in B Flat, Op. 8, String Quintet in A Minor, Op. 9.
Catalogue Number: 06Q048
Description: Goldmark's 1860 string quartet (same year as his first symphony) was his first work to receive popular and critical success. Memories of the folk idioms of the composer's youth and of Jewish rituals combine with the role models of Mozart, Schumann and (especially) Mendelssohn produce an attractive, good-humored work with undertones of melancholy. The 1862 quintet shows an advance in the young composer's confidence but the shadows of Mendelssohn and Schumann are still present Haydn Quartet, Rudolf Leopold (cello).