String Quartet No. 4 (Mendelssohn)
This work was premièred on 29 October 1837 at Leipzig with great success, and published as a full score in 1840.  The piece is part of the Op. 44 set of 3 string quartets that Mendelssohn dedicated to the Crown Prince of Sweden.  While Mendelssohn's first and second quartet were written under the influence of Beethoven, Op.44 exhibits a clear sprouting of the composer's originality in style. 
A typical performance just under 30 minutes.
- "Booklet for Hyperion CDS44051/3, Mendelssohn String Quartets" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- Momma, Naomi (1980). 最新名曲解説全集 第12巻 室内楽曲II. 音楽之友社.
- "IMSLP, String Quartet No.4, Op.44 No.2 (Mendelssohn, Felix)". Retrieved 2014-01-11.
- String Quartet No. 4: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- Performance by the Belcea Quartet from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in MP3 format