String Quintet No. 1 (Mendelssohn)

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The String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1826 and revised in 1832. The piece is scored for two violins, two violas and cello.

Movements[edit]

Like all of Mendelssohn's string quartets, this work has four movements:

  1. Allegro con moto
  2. Intermezzo: Andante sostenuto
  3. Scherzo: Allegro di molto
  4. Allegro vivace

A typical performance lasts just under 30 minutes.

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