String Quartet in E flat ‘1823’
String Quartet in E flat, Op 44 No 3
LINN CKD 716 | LINN Records
In part supported by its 2022 BBT Fellowship, the Consone Quartet’s debut CD for LINN is the first in a projected series of Mendelssohn quartets. Here two E-flat quartets – his first and last in that key – are paired together. Composed in 1823, when Mendelssohn had just turned 14, his very first full quartet was never given an opus number so is simply known by its year. 15 years later, his last E-flat quartet was the third of his Op 44 set, and marked the penultimate quartet in his output. The recording, recorded last year at The Menuhin Hall, is released on CD on 24 March, and will be available for download.