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Notes and Editorial Reviews
[T]he Quartetto Italiano’s Beethoven cycle has long been among the most consistently satisfying and important contributions to the recording annals of these works... Intonation and ensemble balance are impeccable throughout; and the matter of tempos aside, interpretively the Italiano’s readings, especially in the slow movements... their Lento assai from the op. 135 Quartet No. 16, with its aching suspensions questing to resolve, is as mournful as it is elegiac... [This] is one of the classics and stands as an enduring legacy to this great ensemble.
-- Jerry Dubins, FANFARE
reviewing the box set of late Beethoven quartets recorded by Quartetto Italiano, Philips
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