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Bt_movie_not_in_use Mendelssohn modeled this string quartet after Beethoven's Op. 132 (00h:00m:00s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Viola is responsible for the build up in this section; viola must dominate more (00h:00m:27s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Build up must be consistent and carefully graded (00h:01m:17s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use 2nd violin should not slow down while leading the 1st violin back to the return (00h:02m:19s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Viola could stay in the lower third of the bow (00h:02m:41s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use In this section, the beauty of sound is not as important as the intensity of the message (00h:02m:54s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Do not be afraid to experiment and exaggerate the range of expression (00h:04m:34s)

Intensity over beauty in Mendelssohn's 2nd String Quartet

From the Misha Elman Studio at Manhattan School of Music, David Geber coaches Sibelius Academy students Oskari Eirola (violin), Elina Päkkilä (violin), Hanna Pakkala (viola), and Liina-Mari Raivola (cello) on the first movement of Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor.

Artists Bt_info_artist David Geber

Composers Felix Mendelssohn

Works STRING QUARTET NO. 2 IN A MINOR, OP. 13

Instruments Cello, Viola, and Violin

Recorded Date 14-01-2015

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