String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

Felix Mendelssohn wrote his Octet in E flat major, op. 20, in 1825. He was only sixteen years old at that point, and he came up with the piece as a birthday gift for his friend and teacher Eduard Ritz (1802-1832). The octet underwent a revision in 1832, and it was premiered in 1836. The score calls for a double string quartet. A standard rendition of the piece takes about half an hour.

This sheet contains the following parts:

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String Octet, Op. 20 - Complete Score Octet
String Octet, Op. 20 - Violin 1
String Octet, Op. 20 - Violin 2
String Octet, Op. 20 - Violin 3
String Octet, Op. 20 - Violin 4
String Octet, Op. 20 - Viola 1
String Octet, Op. 20 - Viola 2
String Octet, Op. 20 - Cello 1
String Octet, Op. 20 - Cello 2

Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. The grandson of the ...