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Revelations - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 / Cuarteto Casals

Cuarteto Casals
Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902403  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casals String Quartet
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cuarteto Casals presents Revelations, the second volume in a new complete cycle of the Beethoven quartets. The group devised an innovative structural arrangement for its recordings. The works are not presented in the typical grouping of early, middle and late periods: rather they are arranged according to each quartet's place within Beethoven's musical development. This ingenious juxtaposition reveals as never before how Beethoven's superhuman struggle for perfection gave birth to a musical language of breathtaking originality without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master. Cuarteto Casals presents Revelations, the second volume in a new complete cycle of the Beethoven quartets. The group devised an innovative structural arrangement for its recordings. The works are not presented in the typical grouping of early, middle and late periods: rather they are arranged according to each quartet's place within Beethoven's musical development. This ingenious juxtaposition reveals as never before how Beethoven's superhuman struggle for perfection gave birth to a musical language of breathtaking originality without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casals String Quartet
Written: 1805/6 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casals String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casals String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in A minor, Op. 132 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casals String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 "Harp" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casals String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

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