Thursday Evening at the concert: Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat, Op.20

 

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat, Op.20

Guy Braunstein, Christoph Streuli, Maja Avramović, Christophe Horak – violins
Amihai Grosz, Madeleine Carruzzo – violas
Ludwig Quandt, Stephan Koncz – cellos

0:01 I. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
14:27 II. Andante
22:40 III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo
27:27 IV. Presto

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The first four measures (click to enlarge). Th...

The first four measures (click to enlarge). The first violin has the melody and the violas’ parts are syncopated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first four measures (click to enlarge). The first violin has the melody and the violas’ parts are syncopated.

Felix Mendelssohn‘s Octet in E-flat majorOp. 20 was composed in the autumn of 1825 (completed on October 15),[1] when the composer was 16. He wrote it as a birthday gift for his friend and violin teacher Eduard Rietz (born October 17, 1802); it was slightly revised in 1832 before the first public performance on 30 January 1836 at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.[2] Conrad Wilson summarizes much of its reception ever since: “Its youthful verve, brilliance and perfection make it one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music.”[3] It was followed in 1826 by the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

 

2 responses to “Thursday Evening at the concert: Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat, Op.20

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