Beethoven – Complete String Quartets


Miro Quartet


Ludwig van Beethoven
Release Date: 15-11-2019
PTC: 5186827

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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

24) IV. La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro - Prestissimo 8:36

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

33) I. Introduzione: Andante con moto - Allegro vivace 10:15

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

44) IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro 4:52

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

46) II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile 14:20

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

65) III. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart: Molto Adagio – Andante 19:40


71) IV. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß: Grave, ma non troppo - Allegro - Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Muß es sein?)- Allegro (Es muß sein!) 7:01

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

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


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


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

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

Total Tracks 71
Total Duration 08hr 33min

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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.

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