String Quartet No.2, Op.13 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Carolus (2010/10/23)

Performer Pages Borromeo String Quartet (String Quartet)
Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Carolus (2021/2/6)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1827. Dated Oct.27
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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms.autogr. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. 25
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William (2007/7/29)

Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 6
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1875. Plate M.B. 23.
Reprinted Complete Chamber Music for Strings (pp.135-57)
New York: Dover Publications, 1978.
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Cypressdome (2013/10/19)

Editor Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)
Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Kammermusik für Streich-Instrumente.
Berlin: N. Simrock, 1876. Plate 7475.
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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Quartette für 2 Violinen, Bratsche, und Violoncell, Opp.12, 13, 44, 80, 81
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1878]. Plate 6003.
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For Piano 4 hands (Composer)

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Morel (2010/4/21)

Editor Friedrich Brissler (1818-1893)
Publisher. Info. Quartette für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen (pp.31-69)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1876]. Plate V.A. 178.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet No.2
Alternative. Title Quartetto
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13 ; MWV R 22
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 157
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Adagio – Allegro vivace (251 bars)
II. Adagio non lento (F major, 125 bars)
III. Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto (163 bars)
IV. Presto – Adagio non lento (397 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1827
First Publication. 1830 – Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
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Extra Information
The first and last movements quote one of Mendelssohn's early songs, Frage, Op.9 No.1 (Ist es wahr?). Mendelssohn also arranged the work for piano 4 hands.

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