The memory of Fanny Mendelssohn did not "go quietly into that good night." Her brother Felix wouldn't let it. Felix Mendelssohn's final quartet is subtitled "A Requiem for Fanny." Anger and anguish along with deep sadness and dark resignation are hallmarks of this work.
The Miró Quartet's performance, recorded at the White Pine Music Festival in 2008, is nothing short of a revelation.