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String Quartets Op. 12 and 13

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By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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Chamber Ensemble String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
Study Score. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Study Score. Paperbound. Henle Study Scores. Pages: VIII and 84. Classical. Study score (paperbound). 96 pages. G. Henle #HN9270. Published by G. Henle (HL.51489270).

Item Number: HL.51489270

ISBN 9790201892702. 6.75x9.5 inches.

The string quartet is generally considered as the chamber-music genre of the classical era: invented by Haydn, elaborated by Haydn and Mozart, and brought to its compositional peak by Beethoven. All later quartet composers had to measure themselves against the works of these three masters. This applies first and foremost to Mendelssohn, who has always been called a “classical romantic.” His Quartet in A minor op. 13 in particular is said to have strong Beethovian stylistic traits. It was composed in late summer and fall 1827, shortly after Beethoven's late quartets appeared in print, works that Mendelssohn was no doubt familiar with. The Quartet in E flat Major op. 12 was written two years later, during Mendelssohn's first tour of England. A textually identical score of the two quartets is published in Henle's Study Scores series (HN 9270).

  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet a minor op. 13 
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Appendix: Song 'Frage' op. 9,1 
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet E flat major op. 12 

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