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Mendelssohn: Op. 44, Nos. 1, 2

Cecilia String Quartet

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String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1  
I. Molto allegro vivace
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2  
I. Allegro assai appassionato
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
II. Scherzo. Allegro di molto
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
III. Andante
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
IV. Presto agitato
Felix Mendelssohn; Cecilia String Quartet
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    52:18
"Editor's Choice ... the Cecilia prove to be compelling advocates. They find a fine balance between the composer’s skittish qualities and his tenderer side, resulting in notably open-hearted readings ... highlights are many ... a terrific achievement."
- Gramophone

The award-winning Cecilia String Quartet, based in Toronto, presents two out of the three quartets that make up Felix Mendelssohn's Opus 44, considered the centrepiece of mature string quartets.

"... (these two works) are incredibly dramatic and alive. They have a certain electricity that we wanted to zap the listener with. We wanted to challenge how people feel about the music of Mendelssohn. I see intrigue, beauty and excitement in his music and I seek to pull these qualities off the page and bring them to life."
- Sarah Nematallah, violinist
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Recorded in April 2015 at the St-Augustin-de-Mirabel Church, Québec
Enregistré en avril 2015 à l’Église St-Augustin-de-Mirabel, Québec

Producer, sound engineer; mix and mastering / Réalisateur, preneur de son
mixage et mastérisation: Carl Talbot, Productions Musicom

Assistant sound engineers / Assistants preneurs de son: Philip Gosselin, Christopher Johns
Editing / Montage: Christopher Johns
Executive producer, artistic director / Producteur, directeur artistique: François Mario Labbé
Production director / Directrice de production: Julie M. Fournier
Production assistant / Assistante de production: Kathleen Désilets
Proofreading / Révision: Rédaction LYRE
Photos: © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Graphic design and production / Conception et production graphique: Gabriel Jasmin

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