Mendelssohn String Quartets: Artemis Quartet

Penetrating playing of three distinct works from the mighty Mendelssohn. Album of the Weekend, 19-20 April 2014.

Among the many good String Quartets currently on the scene, the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet is one of the most critically acclaimed and popular.

Here Artemis turns its highly skilled playing, rich sound and dramatic technique to Mendelssohn's second, third and sixth String Quartets - three works from three distinct periods in the composer’s career.

The approach is modern and immediate, with an intensity of feeling, concentration and expression that suggests a very profound understanding of the music and the composer's intentions.

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