Four Pieces for String Quartet (Mendelssohn)
Felix Mendelssohn wrote four pieces for string quartet that were published together as his “Opus 81” after his death. They have at times wrongly been presented as a single work, even as his “String Quartet No. 7”:
- Tema con variazioni (Andante sostenuto) in E Major, Op. 81/1, written in 1847;
- Scherzo (Allegro leggiero) in A Minor, Op. 81/2, also from 1847;
- Capriccio (Andante con moto) in E Minor, Op. 81/3, from 1843; and the earlier
- Fugue (A tempo ordinario) in E-flat Major, Op. 81/4, written in 1827.