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Published on Feb 15, 2012
The complete album is available here: http://ow.ly/92nBU Scherzo (3rd movement) of Felix Mendelssohn's String Octet, performed by the Alexander and Afiara String Quartets. FAQ
Q: Who are the members of the two quartets? A: The Alexander String Quartet comprises Zakarias Grafilo and Frederick Lifsitz, violins, Paul Yarbrough, viola, and Sandy Wilson, violoncello. The Afiara String Quartet comprises Valerie Li and Yuri Cho, violins, David Samuel, viola, and Adrian Fung, violoncello.
Q: What do the shapes indicate? A: The fast notes in the piece are circles; these are connected by lines when they are contiguous and unconnected when they are not. The sustained notes are ellipses. The pizzicato (plucked) notes are rhombi.