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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Streichquartette
String Quartets
op. 59 Nos. 1-3 »Rasumowsky«
No. 10 op. 74 »Harfen-Quartett · Harp«
No. 11 op. 95 »Serioso«
Emerson String Quartet
Int. Release 19 Apr. 2013
2 CDs / Download
0289 479 1432 7 2 CDs DDD GM2


Track List

CD 1: Beethoven: String Quartets, Op.59 Nos.1 & 2 "Razumovsky"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1 - "Rasumovsky"

String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op.59 No.2 -"Rasumovsky No. 2"

Emerson String Quartet

Total Playing Time 1:11:40

CD 2: Beethoven: String Quartets, Op.59 No.3 "Razuvomsky"; Op.74 "Harp" & Op.95 "Serioso"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Quartet in C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3"

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

String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 - "Serioso"

Emerson String Quartet

Total Playing Time 1:17:36

Few quartets match the razor-sharp precision of the Emersons in the fugal finale of Op. 59 No. 3. Plenty of feisty playing elsewhere . . .

. . . dazzlingly polished accounts. The clarity of the fugal-style finale from the last "Razumovsky"-Quartet has to be heard to be believed.