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String Quintets

op. 18 and 87

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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String quintet (Parts)
Op. 18 and 87. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Set of parts. G. Henle #HN908. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480908).

Item Number: HL.51480908

9.25x12 inches.

The genesis of Mendelssohn's string quintets is closely connected to his friend Eduard Rietz and the latter's brother Julius. Deeply affected by Eduard's death in 1832, Mendelssohn exchanged the 'Minuetto' movement in his A major Quintet op. 18, written six years previously, for a newly composed adagio. It was in this form that the work was finally sent to the publisher. The Quintet in B flat major was only published after Mendelssohn's death; numerous, unauthorized entries by Julius Rietz thus found their way into performance practice. An examination of the autograph allowed us to return the work to ist original form - the commentary contains detailed information on this.?

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