String Quartet No. 1 (Mendelssohn)
The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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