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Works performed by the Ensemble Mendelssohn
 
 

STRING QUINTET 2 VIOLAS

Ludwig van Beethoven 

String quintet No.1 in E-flat major opus 4

Allegro con brio

Andante

Minuet. Allegretto - Trio 1 - Trio 2

Finale. Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven 

String quintet No. 2 in C major opus 29 "Storm" 

Allegro moderato

Adagio molto espressivo

Scherzo. Allegro

Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven 

String quintet No. 3 in C minor opus 104 

Allegro con brio

Andante cantabile con variazioni

Minuet. Quasi allegro - Trio

Final. Prestissimo

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Symphony No. 2 in D major opus 36 for string quintet

(transcription Ferdinand Ries, 1803-04)

Adagio molto - Allegro con brio 

Larghetto

Allegro

Allegro molto

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major opus 60 for string quintet

(publisher : Bureau et Industrie, Vienna, 1809)

Adagio - Allegro vivace

Adagio

Allegro molto e vivace - un poco meno allegro - Tempo primo

Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Symphony No. 5 in C minor opus 92 for string quintet

(transcription Carl-Friedrich Ebers, 1830)

Allegro con brio

Andante con moto

Allegro (Scherzo)

Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Symphony No. 7 in A major opus 67 for string quintet

(publisher : Steiner, 1816)

Poco sostenuto - Vivace 
Allegretto 

Presto 
Allegro con brio

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Egmont overture opus 84 for string quintet 

(transcription Daniel Rubenstein, 2020)

Johannes Brahms

String quintet No.2 in G major opus 111 
Allegro non troppo 
Scherzo: Allegro non troppo 
Poco adagio 
Poco allegro

Johannes Brahms

Scherzo from the Sonata FAE for string 2 cellos

(transcription Sandòr Devich) 

Michel Lysight

"Trois Croquis" for string quintet *
Pastel 
Fusain 
Sanguine *

* This version has been premiered by the Ensemble Mendelssohn 

 

Bohuslav Martinu

String sextet 

Lento – Allegro poco moderato

Andantino – Allegro scherzando – Tempo 1

Allegretto poco moderato[4'01]

 

Félix Mendelssohn

String quintet No.2 in B-flat major opus 87 
Allegro vivace 
Andante scherzando 
Adagio e lento 
Allegro molto vivace

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String quintet in C major K.515 

Allegro

Andante

MenuettoAllegretto

Allegro

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String quintet in G minor K.516 
Allegro 
Menuetto : Allegretto – Trio – Menuetto da capo 
Adagio ma non troppo 
Adagio - Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantaisie in F minor K.594 (transcr. for string quintet by Fr. Beyer)
Adagio - Allegro - Adagio

STRING QUINTET 2 CELLOS

Ludwig van Beethoven 

String quintet with 2 cellos in A major opus 47, from the Sonata a Kreutzer

Adagio sostenuto - Presto

Andante con Variazioni

Presto

 

Luigi Boccherini

String quintet with 2 cellos in D major G276 "L'Uccelliera" 
Adagio assai – Allegro giusto 
Shepherds and Hunters : Allegro – Tempo di minuetto – Tempo di Prima

 

Luigi Boccherini

String quintet with 2 cellos in C major opus 42 No. 2

Andante con moto

Minuetto

Grave

Rondo : Allegro con moto

Alexander Glazunov

String quintet with 2 cellos

Allegro e risoluto assai

Minuet and Trio: Allegro con fuoco

Largo

Finale: Allegro agitato

Franz Schubert

String quintet with 2 cellos in C major D956 
Allegro ma non troppo 
Adagio 
Scherzo: Presto - Trio. Andante sostenuto 
Allegretto

PIANO QUINTET

Johannes Brahms

Piano quintet in F minor opus 34 
Allegro Non Troppo 
Andante, Un Poco Adagio 
Scherzo: Allegro – Trio 
Finale: Poco Sostenuto - Allegro Non Troppo - Presto, Non Troppo 

Jean-Pierre Deleuze

"Vue sur le jardin de lumière" for piano quintet *

Horizons indicibles

L'Allée vers la lumière

Par delà

* written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn (creation in 2011)

 

Ernö Dohnanyi

Piano quintet No.1 in C minor opus 1 
Allegro 
Allegro vivace 
Adagio quasi andante 
Allegro animato

 

Ernö Dohnanyi

Piano quintet No.2 in E minor opus 34

Allegro non troppo

Intermezzo (Allegretto)

Moderato – Tempo del primo pezzo

Antonin Dvorak

Piano quintet No.1 in A major opus 5 
Allegro non troppo 
Andante sostenuto 
Finale: Allegro con brio 

 

Ola Gjeilo

"Brooklyn" for piano quintet *

* written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn (creation in 2005)

Jacqueline Fontyn

Sul Cuor Della Terra for Piano quintet for piano quintet

* created in Festival Loop, Nov 24, 2019

César Franck

Piano quintet

Molto moderato quasi lento - Allegro

Lento con molto sentimento

Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco

Claude Ledoux

Piano quintet (2005)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quintet for piano and strings in E-flat major K.452 
(Transcription of the quintet for piano and winds) 
Largo – Allegro moderato 
Larghetto 
Rondo : allegretto

Stéphane Orlando

"Taïko" for piano quintet *

* written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn (creation in 2016)

 

Carl Reinecke

Piano quintet in A major opus 83

Lento ma non troppo - Allegro con brio

Andante con variazioni

Intermezzo: Allegretto

Finale: Allegro con spirito

 

Arnold Schoenberg

1st  chamber symphony opus 9 for piano quintet

(transcription: Anton Webern)

Jean Sibelius

Piano quintet in G minor

Grave - Allegro

Intermezzo: Moderato

Andante

Scherzo: Vivacissimo

Moderato - Vivace

Anton Webern

Piano quintet (1907)

Haofu Zhang

Flowing Sleeves for piano quintet

* dedicated to Daniel Rubenstein and the Ensemble Mendelssohn, * created in Festival Loop, Nov 24, 2019

STRING SEXTET

Luigi Boccherini

String sextet in F major opus 23 n°4 
Allegro moderato 
Minuetto con moto 
Grave assai 
Finale : Allegro ma non presto

 

Johannes Brahms

String sextet No.1 in G major opus 18 
Allegro, ma non troppo 
Andante, ma moderato 
Scherzo: Allegro molto – Trio: Animato – da capo – Coda: Piu Animato 
Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso

 

Johannes Brahms

String sextet No.2 in G major opus 36 

Allegro non troppo ma con brio

Adagio

Un poco allegretto

Vivace,ma non troppo

Michel Lysight

"Hexagramme" for string sextet *

* This version has been premiered by the Ensemble Mendelssohn 

Bohuslav Martinu

String sextet 

Lento – Allegro poco moderato

Andantino – Allegro scherzando – Tempo 1

Allegretto poco moderato[4'01]

 

Richard Strauss

"Cappriccio" for string sextet

 

Piotr Ilyich Tchaïkovsky

String sextet "Souvenir de Florence" in D minor opus 70 
Allegro con Spirito 
Adagio cantabile e con moto 
Allegretto moderato 
Allegro vivace

WORKS WITH GUEST MUSICIANS

Guillaume Auvray

"Timbre électroacoustique" for string quintet with 2 cellos and electronics (2018) *

* created and recorded by the Ensemble Mendelssohn

Luigi Boccherini

Quintet for guitar and strings in D major G448 "Fandango"

Pastorale
Allegro maestoso
Grave assai
Fandango

Johannes Brahms

Clarinet quintet in B minor opus 115

Allegro

Adagio

Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento

Finale, Con moto

 

Antonin Dvorak

String quintet with double-bass in G major opus 77

Allegro con fuoco

Scherzo. Allegro vivace

Poco Andante

Finale. Allegro Assai 

Francois-Joseph Fétis

"Grand sextuor" for piano 4 hands, 2 violins, viola & cello

Allegro Risoluto

Andantino

Menuetto (Allegro)

Rondo (Allegretto)

Hajime Fukagawa

Quartet for piano, 2 violins & cello 

I - Interlude - II

* written for Masahiro Kawakami & the Ensemble Mendelssohn (created in 2016)

André-Modeste Grétry

"Sinfonia in D" for string quintet with double-bass

Allegro 

Andante

Presto

 

Toshio Hosokawa

Fragmente II for alto flute, 2 violins, viola & cello

Johan-Nepomuk Hummel

Piano quintet with double-bass in E-flat major opus 87

Allegro e risoluto assai

Minuet and Trio: Allegro con fuoco

Largo

Finale: Allegro agitato

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet quintet in A major K.581

Allegro

Larghetto

Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II

Allegretto con variazioni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Allegro for clarinet quintet in B flat major K.516c

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento No.1 in D major K136 for string quintet with double-bass
Allegro

Andante

Presto

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento No.3 in F major K138 for string quintet with double-bass

Allegro

Andante

Presto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet quartet in E-flat major K.374f

Allegro maestoso
Andante con moto
Rondo: Allegretto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet quartet in F major K.496

Allegro

Andante

Allegretto (Thema mit Variationen)

Sergei Prokofiev

Overture on Hebrew Themes for clarinet & piano quintet, Op. 34

Arvö Pärt

"Summa" for violin, 2 violas and cello 

 

Franz Schubert

Piano quintet "Trout" in A major D667

Allegro vivace

Andante

Scherzo: Presto

Andantino – Allegretto in D major

Allegro giusto

Anna Segal 

"Terra Santa Abruzzo" for clarinet, 2 violins, viola & cello

* creation by the Ensemble Mendelssohn in 2017 

Anna Segal 

Suite for oboe, harp and string quintet

* creation by the Ensemble Mendelssohn in 2017 

Anna Segal 

Concertino for clarinet, harp and string quintet

* premiere recording in 2017 

Antonio Vivaldi

4 Seasons for string quintet 2 violas & organ or cembalo

(transcription: Daniel Rubenstein)

Spring

Summer

Autunm

Winter

CREATIONS & WORLD PREMIERES

Guillaume Auvray

"Timbre électroacoustique" for string quintet with 2 cellos and electronics (2018) * 

* created and recorded by the Ensemble Mendelssohn

 

Jean-Pierre Deleuze

"Vue sur le jardin de lumière" for piano quintet *

Horizons indicibles

L'Allée vers la lumière

Par delà

* written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn (creation in 2011)

Ola Gjeilo

"Brooklyn" for piano quintet *

* written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn (creation in 2005)

Jacqueline Fontyn

Sul Cuor Della Terra for Piano quintet for piano quintet 

* created in Festival Loop, Nov 24, 2019

Hajime Fukagawa

Quartet for piano, 2 violins & cello 

I - Interlude - II

* written for Masahiro Kawakami & the Ensemble Mendelssohn (created in 2016)

Michel Lysight

"Hexagramme" for string sextet *

* This version has been premiered by the Ensemble Mendelssohn 

 

Michel Lysight

"Trois Croquis" for string quintet *
Pastel 
Fusain 
Sanguine *

* This version has been premiered by the Ensemble Mendelssohn 

Stéphane Orlando

"Taïko" for piano quintet *

* written for the Ensemble Mendelssohn (creation in 2016)

Anna Segal 

"Terra Santa Abruzzo" for clarinet, 2 violins, viola & cello 

* creation by the Ensemble Mendelssohn in 2017 

Anna Segal 

Suite for oboe, harp and string quintet

* creation by the Ensemble Mendelssohn in 2017 

Anna Segal 

Concertino for clarinet, harp and string quintet

* premiere recording in 2017 

Antonio Vivaldi

4 Seasons for string quintet 2 violas & organ or cembalo

(transcription: Daniel Rubenstein)

Spring

Summer

Autunm

Winter

Haofu Zhang

Flowing Sleeves for piano quintet 

* dedicated to Daniel Rubenstein and the Ensemble Mendelssohn, * created in Festival Loop, Nov 24, 2019

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