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  1. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  2. Fugue for string quartet in E flat major, Op. 81/4
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
  4. String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op.44/2
  5. String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, Op.44/3
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  1. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  2. Fugue for string quartet in E flat major, Op. 81/4
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
  4. String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op.44/2
  5. String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, Op.44/3
  6. String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op.44/1
  7. Capriccio for string quartet in E minor, Op. 81/3
  8. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
  9. Andante sostenuto & Variations for string quartet in E major, Op. 81/1
  10. Scherzo for string quartet in A minor, Op. 81/2
  11. Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  12. String Quartet in E flat major
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This set of the String Quartets of Mendelssohn may prove to be the most lasting contribution the Emerson Quartet has yet made to the string quartet discography. While the Emerson has always been slightly out of its depth in the quartets of Bartók, Beethoven, and Shostakovich, in the quartets of Mendelssohn, the Emerson has met its match. This is not to disparage either the Emerson Quartet, much less Mendelssohn. The Emerson is easily the finest string quartet in contemporary America, a supple ensemble with a warm tone, a ...

Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets 2005, Deutsche Grammophon

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