Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18

  1. 1) I. Allegro con brio

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  2. 2) II. Adagio affetuoso ed appassionato

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  3. 3) III. Scherzo: Allegro molto

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  4. 4) IV. Allegro

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String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18

  1. 5) I. Allegro

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  2. 6) II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I

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  3. 7) III. Scherzo: Allegro

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  4. 8) IV. Allegro molto, quasi Presto

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String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18

  1. 9) I. Allegro

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  2. 10) II. Andante con moto

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  3. 11) III. Allegro

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  4. 12) IV. Presto

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String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18

  1. 1) I. Allegro ma non tanto

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  2. 2) II. Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto

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  3. 3) III. Menuetto: Allegretto

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  4. 4) IV. Allegro - Prestissimo

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String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18

  1. 5) I. Allegro

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  2. 6) II. Menuetto

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  3. 7) III. Andante cantabile

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  4. 8) IV. Allegro

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String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

  1. 9) I. Allegro con brio

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  2. 10) II. Adagio ma non troppo

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  3. 11) III. Scherzo: Allegro

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  4. 12) IV. La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro - Prestissimo

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String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 ("Rasumovsky Quartet No. 1")

  1. 1) I. Allegro

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  2. 2) II. Alegretto vivace e sempre scherzando

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  3. 3) III. Adagio molto e mesto -

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  4. 4) IV. Thème Russe: Allegro

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String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 ("Rasumovsky Quartet No. 2")

  1. 1) I. Allegro

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  2. 2) II. Molto adagio (Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento)

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  3. 3) III. Allegretto - Maggiore: Thème Russe

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  4. 4) IV. Finale: Presto

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String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 ("Rasumovsky Quartet No. 3")

  1. 5) I. Introduzione: Andante con moto - Allegro vivace

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  2. 6) II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto

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  3. 7) III. Menuetto grazioso -

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  4. 8) IV. Allegro molto

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String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 ("Harp")

  1. 1) I. Poco adagio - Allegro

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  2. 2) II. Adagio ma non troppo

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  3. 3) III. Presto -

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  4. 4) IV. Allegretto con variazioni

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String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 ("Serioso")

  1. 5) I. Allegro con brio

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  2. 6) II. Allegretto ma non troppo

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  3. 7) III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso

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  4. 8) IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro

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String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

  1. 1) I. Maestoso - Allegro

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  2. 2) II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile

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  3. 3) III. Scherzo: Vivace

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  4. 4) IV. Finale: Allegro

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String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

  1. 5) No. 1: Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

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  2. 6) No. 2: Allegro molto vivace

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  3. 7) No. 3: Allegro moderato - Adagio

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  4. 8) No. 4: Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile

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  5. 9) No. 5: Presto

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  6. 10) No. 6: Adagio quasi un poco andante

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  7. 11) No. 7: Allegro

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String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130/133

  1. 1) I. Adagio, ma non troppo - Allegro

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  2. 2) II. Presto

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  3. 3) III. Poco scherzoso: Andante con moto ma non troppo

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  4. 4) IV. Alla Danza tedesca: Allegro assai

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  5. 5) V. Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo

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  6. 6) Große Fuge, Op. 133

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  7. 7) VI. Finale: Allegro

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String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132

  1. 1) I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro

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  2. 2) II. Allegro ma non tanto

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  3. 3) III. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart: Molto Adagio – Andante

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  4. 4) IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace -

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  5. 5) V. Allegro appassionato - Presto

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String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

  1. 6) I. Allegretto

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  2. 7) II. Vivace

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  3. 8) III. Assai lento, cantante e tranquillo

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  4. 9) IV. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß: Grave, ma non troppo - Allegro - Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Muß es sein?)- Allegro (Es muß sein!)

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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.