FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Piano Quartets No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 3 and in D Minor, MWV Q 10.
Catalogue Number: 10W038
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: There are plenty of recordings of the three quartets with opus numbers but very few of the early (1821) D minor piece. Mendelssohn deemed it unfit for publication, but its relative brevity (14 minutes) demonstrates that the teenage composer already had both the intuition and the talent to write within strict self-imposed boundaries: he does not waste notes, even in the finale which fizzes with fun. 2 CDs. Klimt Quartet.