String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1829, completed in London on September 14 (though begun in Berlin) and possibly dedicated to Betty Pistor, a neighbor and the daughter of a Berlin astronomer. [1 ] [2 ]
Movements [ edit ]
Like all of Mendelssohn's
string quartets, this work has four movements:
Adagio non troppo – Allegro non tardante
Canzonetta: Allegretto in G minor Andante espressivo
Molto allegro e vivace
A typical performance lasts just under 25 minutes.
References [ edit ]
^ Cookson, Michael. "Comparative Review of Recordings of Mendelssohn's Quartets" . Retrieved 2007-10-26.
^ Todd, R. Larry (1991). Mendelssohn and His World. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 265–266. ISBN 0-691-09143-9.
External links [ edit ]
String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 44, No. 3
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
12 Fugues for String Quartet (1821)
String Quartet in E-flat major (1823)
quartets and sextets
Works for clarinet