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The Arod Quartet play Mendelssohn

New Generation Artists: The Arod Quartet play Mendelssohn's Four Pieces for String Quartet - written

New Generation Artists: The Arod Quartet play Mendelssohn's Four Pieces for String Quartet.

Written at different periods in Mendelssohn's life, the Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 were brought together and published shortly after the composer's early death. In them Mendelssohn pays hommage to Beethoven and Schumann and also to the spirit of J.S. Bach.

Dvorak Biblical Songs: No. 1 "Darkness and thunderclouds are round about Him", No. 2 "Lord my shield, my refuge and hope", No. 3 "Hear, oh hear my prayer"
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Sholto Kynoch (piano)

Mendelssohn Four Pieces for String Quartet Op. 81
Theme and Variations in E major, Scherzo in A minor, Capriccio in e minor, Fugue in E flat major
Quatuor Arod

(photo credit Marco Borggreve)

31 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Biblical Songs, No 1: "Darkness and thunderclouds are round about Him"

    Performer: Sholto Kynoch. Singer: Ashley Riches.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Biblical Songs, No 2 "Lord my shield, my refuge and hope"

    Performer: Sholto Kynoch. Singer: Ashley Riches.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Biblical Songs, No 3 "Hear, oh hear my prayer"

    Performer: Sholto Kynoch. Singer: Ashley Riches.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Four Pieces Op 81

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • ERATO.

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