Felix and the string quartet
In ‘The Stroll’ part II of the series ‘Felix and the string quartet’. Centrepiece to day is a stormy, sometimes raw quartet in which the 18 year old Mendelssohn expressed a huge mix of deep emotions: love, sadness from love and grief over Beethoven’s death, who he worshipped.
He included in it quotations from Beethoven which we’ll play separately. The emotions in this piece are so raw that Felix had an argument with his father, who found it impolite, But we can unashamedly enjoy this early masterpiece .