The outer movements of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1 are known for their bravura and flare. But the inner movements turn towards intimacy and delicacy. The third movement of this quartet, with its simple first violin melody set against a magical weaving second violin line, creates a world of restrained sorrow that showcases Mendelssohn’s great ability to invoke subtle yet powerful emotions through his music.
Watch the Cecilia String Quartet’s music video of the third movement of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1. Click here to find out more about their latest recording featuring this work.