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Beethoven: Strings Quartets Op. 59 No 3 & Op. 132 / Emerson Quartet


Release Date: 11/10/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 459063  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Emerson is perhaps the best rehearsed quartet of our century. The playing is not only flawless technically, but reflects a careful study of the music, both formally and in the players' intense preoccupation with textual matters... And as for the quartet's technical prowess, sample the final fugue in the third Razumovsky Quartet (Op. 59/3): it has to be heard to be believed.

-- BBC Music Magazine [reviewing the complete Beethoven quartets as recorded by the Emersons]
The Emerson is perhaps the best rehearsed quartet of our century. The playing is not only flawless technically, but reflects a careful study of the music, both formally and in the players' intense preoccupation with textual matters... And as for the quartet's technical prowess, sample the final fugue in the third Razumovsky Quartet (Op. 59/3): it has to be heard to be believed.

-- BBC Music Magazine [reviewing the complete Beethoven quartets as recorded by the Emersons]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Written: 1805/6 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in A minor, Op. 132 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 

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