November 12, 2019

A personal note from Miró Quartet

“Over the last two decades, the Miró Quartet has been lucky enough to perform this complete cycle in many different venues around the world, and it is undeniable that the experience of sharing this great musical journey with a live audience has been one of the most impactful experiences of our lives, one that has changed us as artists and as people. Recording the cycle has been yet another part of that journey, a different one, in which we could, and indeed were compelled, to explore the mystery and beauty of these works down to the tiniest detail.But the nature of this great music is that there is always more in it to discover, there is always a new way to hear it, feel it, play it, know it. It lives and breathes and evolves all on its own, so in a sense, there is no way to truly “record” it. Creating these quartets was one of Beethoven’s greatest life’s works, and in so many ways creating this great set of recordings has been one of ours. Thank you for sharing it with us.”   

– Miró Quartet

Guy Braunstein