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Beethoven: The Late String Quartets
     

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets

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by Guarneri Quartet
 

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/1990
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266045822
catalogNumber:
60458

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. String Quartet No. 15 in A minor ("Heiliger Dankgesang"), Op. 132

    1. Assai sostenuto -- Allegro  (09:35)
    2. Allegro ma non tanto  (10:36)
    3. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an der Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart  (19:23)
    4. Alla marcia, assai vivace  (02:16)
    5. Allegro appassionato  (06:48)
  2. Grosse Fuge for string quartet in B flat major, Op.133  (16:45)

Disc 2

  1. String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

    1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo  (06:38)
    2. Allegro molto vivace  (03:17)
    3. Allegro moderato  (00:48)
    4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile  (15:10)
    5. Presto  (05:09)
    6. Adagio quasi un poco andante  (01:44)
    7. Allegro  (06:55)
  2. String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127

    1. Finale  (07:01)
    2. Maestoso - Allegro  (07:30)
    3. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile  (15:24)
    4. Scherzando vivace  (08:52)

Disc 3

  1. String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major ("Lieb"), Op. 130

    1. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro  (10:04)
    2. Presto  (01:57)
    3. Andante con moto ma non troppo  (07:25)
    4. Alla danza tedesca, Allegro assai  (03:57)
    5. Cavatina, Adagio molto espressivo  (07:24)
    6. Finale, Allegro  (08:25)
  2. String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

    1. Allegretto  (07:02)
    2. Vivace  (03:16)
    3. Lento assai e cantante tranquillo  (08:46)
    4. Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro  (07:23)

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Beethoven: The Late String Quartets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I've heard too many recordings where you can almost hear the players asking 'Beethoven couldn't have really meant THIS, could he?' Not so with this recording whatsoever. I love this recording! I've loved it for 30 years now. Beethoven really did know what he wanted -- imagine! And what must have been then -- and is still now -- a little strange to the ear on first hearing turns out that it could really be no other way. Their performance is a little '19th century' romantic, but guess what, Beethoven composed this music in the 19th century. In this recording the tender pieces are exquisitely so, and I invite you to compare the aggressive passages of the Grosse Fugue to the raw energy of Jimi Hendrix.