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Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets / Medici Quartet


Release Date: 03/29/1995 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 1785   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David MatthewsIvo-Jan Van der WerffAnthony LewisPaul Robertson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 9 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David Matthews (Violin), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), Anthony Lewis (Cello),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 30 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 22 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 26 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor, Op. 18 no 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 23 Minutes 24 Secs. 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18 no 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 28 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 no 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 24 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 29 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Simon Rowland-Jones (Viola), Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola),
David Matthews (Violin), Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 33 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1805-6 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 39 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9.
Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 35 Minutes 31 Secs. 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1805/6 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 31 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 "Harp" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 30 Minutes 44 Secs. 
12.
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1810 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 19 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 41 Minutes 2 Secs. 
14.
Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
15.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823-1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 36 Minutes 44 Secs. 
16.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), Anthony Lewis (Cello), Paul Robertson (Violin),
David Matthews (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1826 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 39 Minutes 23 Secs. 
17.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in A minor, Op. 132 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin), Paul Robertson (Violin),
Anthony Lewis (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 43 Minutes 36 Secs. 
18.
Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anthony Lewis (Cello), Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), David Matthews (Violin),
Paul Robertson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
Written: 1826 
Date of Recording: 01/1990 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 23 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1: I. Allegro con brio
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1: II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1: IV. Allegro
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2: I. Allegro
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2: II. Adagio cantabile
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2: III. Scherzo. Allegro
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2: IV. Allegro molto quasi Presto
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3: I. Allegro
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3: II. Andante
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3: III. Allegro
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3: IV. Presto
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4: I. Allegro ma non tanto
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4: II. Scherzo. Andante scherzo quasi Allegretto
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4: III. Menuetto e Trio. Allegretto
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4: IV. Allegro
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5: I. Allegro
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5: II. Menuetto e Trio
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5: III. Andante cantabile
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5: IV. Allegro
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6: I. Allegro con brio
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6: II. Adagio ma non troppo
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6: III. Scherzo e Trio. Allegro
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6: IV. Adagio - Allegretto quasi Allegro
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29: I. Allegro moderato
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29: II. Adagio molto espressivo
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29: III. Scherzo & Trio. Allegro
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29: IV. Presto
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 "Razumovsky": I. Allegro
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 "Razumovsky": II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 "Razumovsky": III. Adagio molto e mesto
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 "Razumovsky": IV. Thème Russe. Allegro
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 "Razumovsky": I. Allegro
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 "Razumovsky": II. Molto Adagio
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 "Razumovsky": III. Allegretto
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 "Razumovsky": IV. Finale. Presto
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky": I. Introduzione. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky": II. Andante con moto quasi Allegretto
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky": III. Menuetto, Grazioso
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Razumovsky": IV. Allegro molto
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": I. Poco Adagio - Allegro
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": II. Adagio ma non troppo
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": III. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": IV. Allegretto con Variazioni
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso": I. Allegro con brio
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso": II. Allegretto ma non troppo
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso": III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 "Quartetto serioso": IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: I. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: II. Presto
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: III. Andante con moto ma non troppo
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: IV. Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: VI. Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: VII. Finale. Allegro
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: I. Maestoso - Allegro
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: III. Scherzando vivace
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: IV. Finale
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: II. Allegro molto vivace
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: III. Allegro moderato - Adagio
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: IV. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: V. Presto
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante
String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: VII. Allegro
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132: I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132: II. Allegro man non tanto
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132: III. Molto adagio - Andante
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132: IV. Alla Marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132: V. Allegro appassionato
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135: I. Allegretto
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135: II. Vivace
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantabile e tranquillo
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135: IV. Grave ma non troppo - Allegro

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