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In their newest album, entitled Mendelssohn Felix & Fanny String Quartets, the Quatuor Ebène deliver another recording filled with innovation and virtuosity here exploring the music and relationship between the brother and sister composing duo Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. The immense outpouring of respect the quartet has for the Mendelssohns is brilliantly displayed in this release. They capture the Felix and Fanny both showed in these amazing pieces as well as their youthful, yet elegant and masterful talents.

Felix s Quartet in A Minor, Op 13, was completed in 1832. The quartet contains an allegro vivace, adagio non lento, allegretto con moto, and presto finale. Each movement is unique in its own way and portrays Felix s powerful voice as a composer. In 1834, Fanny composed the string Quartet in E flat Major. This string quartet contains an eloquent opening Adagio, C minor Allegretto, slow, yet intense, intense Romanze in G minor, and a challenging Allegro moderato finale. Lastly, Felix wrote The Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80, months following Fanny s death. The piece contains an anguished Allegro vivace assai, dark Allegro assai, moving Adagio in A flat major, and Finale that expresses extreme grief up to its anguished closing bars. This powerful piece would prove to be Felix s final piece as he died months after its completion.

All in all, Pierre Colombet, Gabriel Le Magadure, Mathieu Herzog, and Raphaël Merlin Frenchmen of Quatuor Ebène do not cease to impress their audience, by creating a strong, yet pristine, performance to showcase the Mendelssohns greatest works.

1. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 - I Adagio Allegro vivace (Felix Mendelssohn)
2. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 - II Adagio non lento (Felix Mendelssohn)
3. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 - III Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto Allegro di molto (Felix Mendelssohn)
4. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 - IV Presto Adagio non lento (Felix Mendelssohn)
5. String Quartet in E flat major - I Adagio ma non troppo (Fanny Mendelssohn)
6. String Quartet in E flat major - II Allegretto (Fanny Mendelssohn)
7. String Quartet in E flat major - III Romanze (Fanny Mendelssohn)
8. String Quartet in E flat major - IV Allegro molto vivace (Fanny Mendelssohn)
9. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 - I Allegro vivace assai (Felix Mendelssohn)
10. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 - II Allegro assai (Felix Mendelssohn)
11. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 - III Adagio (Felix Mendelssohn)
12. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 - IV Finale: Allegro molto (Felix Mendelssohn)

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  • Performer: Quatuor Ebène
  • Composer: Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
  • Audio CD (January 22, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Erato Disques
  • ASIN: B00A6KGDDM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It is excellent music, beautifully played and very well recorded.
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The music by Bacewicz is interesting in that way that it brings new visions in what music should do to listeners : the approach is fresh and accessible.
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They are a creative crew, pushing the boundaries of the classical repertoire with crossovers into popular and experimental music.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John J. Puccio TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD
In all probability, most people even vaguely interested in classical music would recognize some of the music of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), maybe bits of the Third or Fourth Symphonies or A Midsummer Night's Dream at the very least. Even so, it's doubtful those same folks would recognize much or anything from Mendelssohn's older sister, the composer and conductor Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847). The two siblings were soul mates, however, and brother Felix would always let sister Fanny be the first to hear his newest compositions. Now, here's the thing: Fanny wrote over 400 pieces of music herself, although given the times, her family would not allow her to perform them during her lifetime. To help remedy the situation to some small degree, the present album offers two string quartets by the more-famous brother and one by the sister.

As I said about the Ebene Quartet the last time I encountered them on disc, they constitute a fine group of performers who exhibit plenty of virtuosity, dash, charm, precision, and poise. The four members of this relatively young, French ensemble are Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Mathieu Herzog, viola; and Raphael Merlin, cello. They have been playing together for several years now and are becoming quite well known, not only for their playing of classical music but for their performances of jazz, which led some critics to fear the two genres might come into conflict in the ensemble's more-serious interpretations. Apparently, it hasn't happened. Not here, certainly. The Ebene Quartet's playing is as fluid and cultured as any I have heard, and if anything their interest in jazz has only helped hone the spontaneity of their classical skills, which remain smooth, robust, sophisticated, and individualistic..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius TOP 100 REVIEWER on September 1, 2013
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This is yet another superb disc from Quatuor Ebène. Their disc of Debussy, Fauré and Ravel won Gramophone's Recording of the Year award, and I think this is in the same league.

There is a perception in some quarters that Felix Mendelssohn was a bit lightweight and not a great composer. I think these works and performances show that to be wholly untrue. There is genuine depth and musical brilliance here both in the youthful A minor quartet and the intense, more mature F minor. I hadn't heard Fanny Mendelssohn's quartet before (to my shame) and it is also very, very good - full of genuine skill and inventiveness, and a very engaging work to listen to.

What makes this disc shine is the performance of Quatuor Ebène. We are blessed to have a lot of very fine string quartets performing at the moment, and Quatuor Ebène are among the very best. Their technique and intonation are rock-solid and they have formed themselves into a wonderfully empathetic chamber unit. As an example, take the Allegro di molto section of the 3rd movement of the A minor quartet. There is a lot of very quick, super-fine work on the first violin which is made to sound easy, but also, unflashily in the background, wonderfully nimble, sensitive cello playing. The whole thing hangs together and blends beautifully, and makes perfect emotional sense among the virtuosic playing. And then the finale begins with Death-And-The-Maiden-like intensity and we are off in another completely different but equally involving direction. It is quite wonderful playing, all put to the service of the music rather than the glory of the musicians. The rest of the disc is just as good.

I cannot recommend this too highly. It is excellent music, beautifully played and very well recorded. A real gem.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 7, 2013
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One of the more consistently exciting string quartets making specialmusi these days is the unique Quatuor Ebène formed in 1999 when the players were students at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory. The members of the ensemble are: Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure, violins; Mathieu Herzog, viola; and Raphaël Merlin, cello. They are a creative crew, pushing the boundaries of the classical repertoire with crossovers into popular and experimental music.

But it is the ensemble's classical side that has earned it its greatest successes, especially in performances of works by Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Borodin, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Bartók, and scores of others. Here they page homage to the Mendelssohns offering refreshing alive performances of the famous couples string quartets.
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String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 of Felix Mendelssohn (1832)
String Quartet in E flat major of Fanny Mendelssohn (1834)
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 of Felix Mendelssohn (1847)

The Quatuor Ebène delivers another recording filled with innovation and virtuosity here exploring the music and relationship between the brother and sister composing duo Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. The immense outpouring of respect the quartet has for the Mendelssohns is brilliantly displayed in this release. They capture the Felix and Fanny both showed in these amazing pieces as well as their youthful, yet elegant and masterful talents.

Felix wrote The Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80, months following Fanny's death in 1847. It was the last major piece he completed before he died two months later on November 4, 1847.
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