W.A. Mozart - Sestetto Concertante K364
This is a transcription of the famous Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola & orchestra, an exciting version done in 1808 where solos are passing from one instrument to another, fully justifying the title of Sestetto Concertante !
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 op 92
Presto, assai meno presto
Published the same year as the Symphony, and by the same publisher, this version for string quintet gives a remarkable chamber music feeling without loosing any elements of the initial work.
Michel Lysight - 3 Croquis
This version for string quintet of the charming 3 Croquis, in which each instrument has an Important melodic role, has been created back in 2004 by the Ensemble Mendelssohn
Ludwig van Beethoven - String quintet op 4
Allegro con brio
Written in 1795 just after settling in Vienna, and based on a wind octet Beethoven decided to reworked completely as string quintet, this refine work is in many ways similar to his first piano trios and his string trios.
A. Segal - Terra Santa Abruzzo - quintet for clarinet and strings
Dreamy quintet for clarinet, 2 violins, viola & cello written by Israeli composer Anna Segal, and performed here with French clarinet player Jean-Marc Fessard. This is a World Premiere recording (2017).
J-P. Deleuze - Vue sur le jardin de Lumière for piano quintet
Listen to the first movement of this luminous piano quintet written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn by established Belgian composer Jean-Pierre Deleuze.
C. Reinecke - Piano quintet in A major opus 83
Carl Reinecke's piano quintet is one of his more remarkable works, yet rarely performed. It is part of the lesser known repertoire that the Ensemble Mendelssohn also likes to promote.
W.A. Mozart - String quintet in G minor K516
Adagio ma non troppo
Mozart string quintets stand among the masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. In the third movement of this quintet (Adagio ma non troppo), all instruments are muted, giving a soft and intimate sound.
P.I. Tchaïkovsky - String sextet "Souvenir de Florence"
One of the most brilliant chamber music work for string sextet, inspired from a tour in Italy during one of the happiest period of Tchaïkovsky's life.