String Quartet No. 3 (Mendelssohn)

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The String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1838. The piece is part of the Op. 44 set of 3 string quartets that Mendelssohn dedicated to the Crown Prince of Sweden.


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

  1. Molto allegro vivace
  2. Menuetto: Un poco Allegretto
  3. Andante espressivo ma con moto
  4. Presto con brio

A typical performance lasts about 30 minutes.

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