4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 6 (pp.264-83)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1875. Plate M.B. 28.
Reprinted Complete Chamber Music for Strings (pp.264-83)
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Misc. Notes Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków (PL-Kj): Mus. ms. autogr. Mendelssohn 44/10
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Misc. Notes Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków (PL-Kj): Mendelssohn Aut. 38.2/6
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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Quartette für 2 Violinen, Bratsche, und Violoncell, Opp.12, 13, 44, 80, 81
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus et Cie., n.d.[1850]. Plate B. & Cie. 5088.
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For Piano 4 hands (Brissler)

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Arranger Friedrich Brissler (1818-1893)
Publisher. Info. Quartette für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen (pp.242-85)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1876]. Plate V.A. 178.
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Arranger Ludwig Stark (1831-1884)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1876). Plate V.A. 491.
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Arranger George Cooper Jr. (1820-1876)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer and Co., n.d.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Pieces for String Quartet
Alternative. Title Vier Sätze
Name Translations Quatre pièces pour quatuor à cordes; Four Pieces for String Quartet
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.81 ; MWV Sdr 44
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 136
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 pieces
  1. Tema con variazioni. Andante sostenuto, MWV R 34
    (E major, 205 bars, 1847)
  2. Scherzo. Allegro leggiero, MWV R 35
    (A minor, 149 bars, 1847)
  3. Capriccio. Andante con moto, MWV R 32
    (E minor, 160 bars, 1843)
  4. Fuga. A tempo ordinario, MWV R 23
    (E-flat major, 152 bars, 1827)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1827-47
First Publication. 1850 see below
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18-21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
Extra Information Issued posthumously as a collection in Leipzig, Paris and London.
Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
Premiere série, 39e année, 53e de la collection, Nº 38,
21 Septembre 1850, page 492, registration 232.
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1850), p.38

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