Mendelssohn's String Quintets no.1 in A major op.18 & no.2 in B flat major op.87


Nietzsche’s description of Mendelssohn as the ‘fine passing phenomenon of German music’ could be applied equally well to the composer’s two string quintets, as both have remained in the shadows despite their significance in the genre’s history. The Mannheimers and Jone Kaliunaite are perceptive and persuasive advocates of these works, ...

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