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Beethoven: Middle String Quartets / Guarneri Quartet


Release Date: 10/10/1990 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60457   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The accounts of the Razumovsky quartets from the Guarneri foursome, recorded in 1991-92, are bold, dramatic, and sharply profiled. There is a refreshing sense of immediacy to the group’s playing, particularly in their dynamic, emotionally charged reading of the F major quartet. First violinist Arnold Steinhardt’s intense yet sweet-toned lyricism is irresistible, as is the momentum the Guarneri players impart to the finales of all three quartets. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection The accounts of the Razumovsky quartets from the Guarneri foursome, recorded in 1991-92, are bold, dramatic, and sharply profiled. There is a refreshing sense of immediacy to the group’s playing, particularly in their dynamic, emotionally charged reading of the F major quartet. First violinist Arnold Steinhardt’s intense yet sweet-toned lyricism is irresistible, as is the momentum the Guarneri players impart to the finales of all three quartets. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri 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:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Written: 1805/6 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 "Harp" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Written: 1810 

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