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Tinalley String Quartet

Mendelssohn: String Quartets 1 & 2, Lieder (CD)

Tinalley String Quartet is thrilled to once again release on the Decca Classics Australia label, this time featuring Mendelssohn’s first two published string quartets, Opus 12 and 13, along with a collection of Mendelssohn Lieder - arranged by Australian composer Calvin Bowman for string quartet and soprano, featuring the powerful and expressive voice of Greta Bradman.

Written when Mendelssohn was just 18 and 20 years, the Opus 12 and 13 Quartets are beautifully lyrical, and fuelled with passion and vivacity. The flavours of the period strongly permeate these works, and yet his voice is one that is unique and progressive. It is with such joy that the Tinalley String Quartet explores these pillars of the quartet repertory.

TRACK LIST

String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
I Adagio non troppo – Allegro non tardante
II Canzonetta, Allegretto – più mosso
III Andante espressivo
IV Molto Allegro e vivace

Lieder
transcribed by Calvin Bowman
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2
Suleika, Op. 34 No. 4
Lied ohne Worte, Op. 30 No. 2 (quartet)
Lied ohne Worte, Op. 19 No. 4 (quartet)
Frage, Op. 9 No. 1

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
I Adagio – Allegro vivace
II Adagio non lento
III Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto
IV Presto

Tinalley String Quartet
ADAM CHALABI violin I
LERIDA DELBRIDGE violin II
JUSTIN WILLIAMS viola
MICHELLE WOOD cello

Greta Bradman soprano