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Box Set - Complete Mendelssohn String Quartets, Vol. 1 / 2 / 3

Box Set - Complete Mendelssohn String Quartets, Vol. 1 / 2 / 3

To celebrate our 35th anniversary and 175 years since Felix Mendelssohn's death, we're offering a special 'Three for Thirty five' deal on our complete box set of Mendelssohn's String Quartets throughout 2022. That's a saving of NZ$40!


Immerse yourself in the beauty of Mendelssohn's most initmate compositions, and revel in the NZSQ's sumptuous interpretations across this complete box set - the perfect gift for the music-lover in your life!


With their often turbulent and dark-hued openings, poignant slow movements, elfin Scherzos reminiscent of the music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and tense, thrilling last movements of perpetual motion, Mendelssohn’s String Quartets are works of considerable emotional range and mastery of form.


Listen Now: Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3


Track Listing: Vol. 1

String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

i. Allegro vivace assai

ii. Allegro assai

iii. Adagio

iv. Finale: Allegro molto


String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12

i. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante

ii. Canzonetta: Allegretto - Più mosso

iii.  Andante espressivo

iv. Molto allegro e vivace


String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2

i. Allegro assai appassionato

ii. Scherzo: Allegro di molto

iii. Andante

iv. Presto agitato


Track Listing: Vol. 2

Capriccio in E minor, Op. 81 No. 3

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

i. Adagio

ii. Adagio non lento

iii. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto

iv. Presto


Fugue in E flat major, Op. 81 No. 4

String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 44 No. 3

i. Allegro vivace

ii. Scherzo: Assai leggiero vivace

iii. Adagio non troppo

iv. Molto Allegro con fuoco



Track Listing: Vol. 3

String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44 No. 1

i. Molto allegro vivace

ii. Menuetto: Un poco allegretto

iii. Andante espressivo con moto

iv. Presto con brio


Andante (Tema con Variazioni) in E major, Op. 81 No. 1

Scherzo In A Minor Op. 81 No. 2

String Quartet in E flat major, Op. '0'

i. Allegro moderato

ii. Adagio ma non troppo

iii. Minuetto

iv. Fuga




March 2008 Naxos Classical Catalogue 8.570001
Producer: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver

Engineer: Norbert Kraft


October 2009 Naxos Classical Catalogue 8.570002

Producer: Bonnie Silver & Norbert Kraft

Engineer: Norbert Kraft


May 2010 Naxos Classical Catalogue 8.570003

Producer: Bonnie Silver & Norbert Kraft

Engineer: Norbert Kraft

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