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Beethoven: The Early String Quartets / Budapest String Quartet

Beethoven / Budapest String Quartet
Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9342   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The release of this two-disc set completes the Budapest String Quartet’s historic Beethoven string quartet cycle, recorded at the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium. Both the middle and late quartets from this cycle (BRIDGE 9099A/C and BRIDGE 9072A/C) have frequently been cited as among the finest recordings ever made of Beethoven’s singular masterpieces. The present recordings of Beethoven’s six Op. 18 quartets were selected from performances given during the Budapest String Quartet’s 22-year long residency at the Library (1940-1962). The recording dates were: Op. 18, Nos, 1, 2 & 3 (1944); Op. 18, No. 4 (1962), Op. 18, No. 5 (1943) and Op. 18, No. 6 (1960). In addition to the six quartets, a short track drawn from a Budapest Read more String Quartet rehearsal is included on disc two. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 1944 
Venue:  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 1944 
Venue:  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 1944 
Venue:  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor, Op. 18 no 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18 no 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Venue:  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 no 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress 

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