Mendelssohn: String Quartets in E flat (1823)

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COMPOSERS: Mendelssohn
LABELS: Calliope
WORKS: String Quartets in E flat (1823); in F minor, Op. 80; 4 Pieces, Op. 81
PERFORMER: Talich Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: CAL 5313

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There’s always a sense of direction and balance in the Talich’s playing. But their full-on approach is more suited to the tragedy of Op. 80 than the light, sunny classicism of the teenage Mendelssohn’s first quartet. Martin Cotton