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Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Op 127 & 131 / Brentano String Quartet

Beethoven / Brentano String Quartet / Amory
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 1110   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording of Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor Op. 131 by the Brentano Quartet was used in the film "A Late Quartet" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken. The film and is about a string quartet performing Beethoven at their possible last concert and is inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 Quartet. "A Late Quartet" pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.

Founded in 1992, the New York-based Brentano Quartet is known for its interpretations combining perfect technique and matchless musicality. Those qualities are even more obvious in this series of late Beethoven quartets with this first volume bringing together the Op. 127 and 131.
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Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823-1825; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Richardson Auditorium, Princeton Univers 
Length: 37 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Austria 
Venue:  Richardson Auditorium, Princeton Univers 
Length: 40 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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