Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18
String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18
String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18
String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18
String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 ("Rasumovsky Quartet No. 2")
String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 ("Rasumovsky Quartet No. 3")
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 ("Harp")
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 ("Serioso")
THE SUMMIT OF STRING QUARTET COMPOSITION
The Miró Quartet, generally considered as one of the most established US classical ensembles, makes its PENTATONE debut with a complete recording of the Beethoven string quartets. Beethoven’s quartets truly stand at the centre of the repertoire, and present the summit for any quartet. Listening to Beethoven’s entire string quartet oeuvre – from the early op. 18 volume and Rasumovsky quartets to the otherworldly and modern-sounding pieces written during his final years – is a life-changing experience, and so is performing them integrally. This collection offers the results of 15 years of playing and recording Beethoven, and not only anticipates the 2020 commemoration of the composer’s 250th birthday, but also the 25th anniversary of the Miró Quartet itself.
Released physically as a boxset of 8 standard CDs.