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Old 11-26-2017, 01:47 AM   #1
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orchestrated Adagio - do you guess the original work ?

Recently I was so moved by a wonderful chamber music piece that I tried to orchestrate it as I have done it with other pieces before. Do you recognise it? If not - who may be the composer? For me it is one of the most expressive Adagios I know

www.gerdprengel.de/Adagio_orch.mp3

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This is the adagio from Mendelssohn's Quartet No.6 in F minor Op.80 - lovely piece and just shows how his chamber music aside from the great Octet is neglected.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:20 PM   #3
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Yes, Peter! Did you recognise it right away? The instruments are not perfectly balanced yet, I am still working on it.
This quartett is considered as the Requiem for his died sister Fanny and would be also hia own, because he died soon afterwards with an tragic age of 38 . How I love Mendelssohn!!
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I recognised it as Mendelssohn and then it came to me - I didn't know it was the last major work he wrote.
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Mendelssohn - string quartett in f minor op. 80 - for orchestra

Recently I had posted my orchestration of Mendelssohn's wonderful Adagio from his last string quartett in f minor op. 80. Now I tried to do the same with one of the most dramatic string quartett movements I know - the first movement which he wrote under the devastating impression of the death of his beloved sister:

I. Allegro assai
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssoh...-fm-1_orch.mp3

II. Adagio
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssoh...-fm-3_orch.mp3

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Recently I had posted my orchestration of Mendelssohn's wonderful Adagio from his last string quartett in f minor op. 80. Now I tried to do the same with one of the most dramatic string quartett movements I know - the first movement which he wrote under the devastating impression of the death of his beloved sister:

I. Allegro assai
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssoh...-fm-1_orch.mp3

II. Adagio
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssoh...-fm-3_orch.mp3

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Excellent orchestration Gerd, very much in keeping with Mendelssohn's style.
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in case someone is interested, here is the score (not fully "beautified" yet):

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssoh...-fm-1_orch.pdf
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