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W.A. Mozart - Sestetto Concertante K364 

Allegro maestoso

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

Intermezzo

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"

Finale

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.