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
(photo credit Marco Borggreve)