FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Complete Works for String Quartet - Quartets in E Flat (Benyounes Quartet), No. 1 in E Flat, Op. 12 (Idomeneo Quartet), No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13 (Sacconi Quartet, No. 3 in D, Op. 44/1 (Navarra Quartet), No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44/2 (Castalian Quartet), No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 44/3 (Piatti Quartet)and No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80 (Badke Quartet), 4 Pieces, Op. 81 (Artea Quartet), 12 Fugues (Wu Quartet), Song Frage, Op. 9/1 (Sophie Bevan [soprano], Julian Milford [piano]) FANNY MENDELSSOHN -HENSEL (1805-1847): String Quartet in E Flat (Cavaleri Quartet).
Catalogue Number: 07Q045
Label: Champs Hill
Description: Using a new, young string quartet for each of these works is an appealing idea, preventing any group from getting ground down by doing a complete cycle, while there is no other current complete recording of the youthful fugues from 1821; the song Frage is included since it inspired the Quartet No. 2. 4 CDs.