Goldmund QuartetString quartets: Mendelssohn & Debussy
Works by F. Mendelssohn and C. Debussy
In his String Quartet in F minor Op. 80, Felix Mendelssohn seems to concentrate all of the pain he felt after the death of his sister Fanny. The deeply expressive work reflects the demise of the classical ideal. As for Claude Debussy, in his only quartet he remains true to classical forms. However, the diversity of influences converging in the piece (from Gregorian modes to the Javanese gamelan), make it a radically modern work.