Ludwig Van Beethoven Beethoven: Late String Quartets

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released: October 10, 1990
  • Label: RCA

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Late Quartet Op. 132: Assai Sostenuto - Allgero
  • 2.Late Quartet Op. 132: Allegro ma non tanto
  • 3.Late Quartet Op. 132: Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, In der lydischen Tonart - Molto adagio - Neue Kraft fuhlend - Andante
  • 4.Late Quartet Op. 132: Alla marcia, assai vivace
  • 5.Late Quartet Op. 132: Allegro appassionato
  • 6.Late Quartet Op, 133: Grande Fugue

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo
  • 2.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Allegro molto vivance
  • 3.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Allegro moderato
  • 4.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  • 5.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Presto
  • 6.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Adagio quasi un poco andante
  • 7.Quartet Op. 131 In C Sharp Minor: Allegro
  • 8.Quartet Op. 127 In E Flat: Maestoso - allegro
  • 9.Quartet Op. 127 In E Flat: Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  • 10.Quartet Op. 127 In E Flat: Scherzando vivace - Presto

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Quartet Op. 127: Finale - Allegro con moto
  • 2.Quartet Op. 130 In B Flat: Adagio, ma non troppo - Allegro
  • 3.Quartet Op. 130 In B Flat: Presto
  • 4.Quartet Op. 130 In B Flat: Andante con moto, ma non troppo
  • 5.Quartet Op. 130 In B Flat: Alla danza tedesca - allegro assai
  • 6.Quartet Op. 130 In B Flat: Cavatina - Adagio molto espressivo
  • 7.Quartet Op. 130 In B Flat: Finale - Allego
  • 8.Quartet Op. 135 In F: Allegretto
  • 9.Quartet Op. 135 In F: Vivance
  • 10.Quartet Op. 135 In F: Lento assai cantante e tranquillo
  • 11.Quartet Op. 135 In F: Der schwer gefasste Entschub - Grave, ma non troppo tratto - Allergo

Product Description:

The Guarneri Quartet has forgotten more about the late quartets of Beethoven than most other ensembles will ever know. They understand the profound lyrical impulse behind these works, and they manage the paradoxical feat of imparting a sublime sense of inevitability to the music while achieving spontaneity at the same time. The interpretations serve the music admirably, though the sound is somewhat veiled. Although the set is rather awkwardly laid out--Op. 127 is split between two discs, and the Grosse Fuge appears on a separate disc from Op. 130, to which it was the original finale--the insights are worth the trouble. --Ted Libbey

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  • UPC: 090266045822
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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