String Quintet No.2, Op.87 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 5
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874. Plate M.B. 21.
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Editor First edition (English)
Publisher. Info. London: J.J. Ewer & Co., n.d.[1850]. Plate Mend: Op: 87.
Co-issue: Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1851].
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1878]. Plate 6004a-d.
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For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C. F. Peters, n.d. Plate 6047.
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Arranger Ivan Karlovič Čerlickij (1799–1865) ("Tscherlitzky")
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1862). Plate 10258.
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General Information

Work Title String Quintet No.2
Alternative. Title Quintett für 2 Violinen, 2 Violen und Violoncell
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.87 ; MWV R 33
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 163
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro vivace (372 bars)
  2. Andante scherzando (G minor, 103 bars)
  3. Adagio e lento (D minor, 102 bars) - attacca
  4. Allegro molto vivace (208 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1845 July 8*
First Publication. 1850 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel / London: Ewer*
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, cello
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
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*Completed July 8 1845, Soden according to Todd, "Mendelssohn: A Life in Music" (p.496). Wehner's MWV catalog cites a letter from June 1845 mentioning rapid work on the piece. First publication by Breitkopf und Härtel noted in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1851), p.23. Probably issued in late 1850 (per MWV catalog).

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