String Quintet No. 2 (Mendelssohn)

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The String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 87, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1845, when Mendelssohn was around 36 years old. 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 vivace
  2. Andante scherzando
  3. Adagio e lento
  4. Allegro molto vivace

A typical performance lasts just under 30 minutes.

It was published posthumously in 1851 (described by its first publisher, Breitkopf und Härtel, as No. 16 der nachgelassenen Werke.)

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