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Calidore Quartet performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6

The Calidore Quartet performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80, written in the aftermath of the death of his beloved sister Fanny.

New Generation Artists: The Calidore Quartet play Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80.

Mendelssohn's masterful last quartet was written in 1847 in the aftermath of the death of his beloved sister, Fanny. It bears the inscription: "Requiem for Fanny," and suffuses anger, despair, nostalgia and tenderness. Within a year, Mendelssohn himself was dead. The Calidore Quartet write in the notes for this recording: "We hope that our performance can inspire resilience in listeners during challenging times."

29 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No. 6 op. 80

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
    • Resilience.
    • Signum.
    • 009.

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