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Beethoven: String Quartets No 13 & 16 / Juilliard Quartet


Release Date: 07/01/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62792   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Joel KrosnickRobert MannJoel SmirnoffSamuel Rhodes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.95) - "...The passing years have not dimmed the Juilliard players' response to this music....These are passionate, extroverted readings in the grand manner, with a tonal sumptuousness that... [was] foreign to this group in its early days..."
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.95) - "...The passing years have not dimmed the Juilliard players' response to this music....These are passionate, extroverted readings in the grand manner, with a tonal sumptuousness that... [was] foreign to this group in its early days..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Joel Krosnick (Cello), Robert Mann (Violin), Joel Smirnoff (Violin),
Samuel Rhodes (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 32 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: The Juilliard Quartet performs Beethoven's original version of the Opus 130 quartet. They play the first five movements and then close the quartet with his original finale, the "Grosse Fuge" (Opus 133). 
2.
Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Samuel Rhodes (Viola), Joel Smirnoff (Violin), Robert Mann (Violin),
Joel Krosnick (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 14 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: The Juilliard Quartet performs Beethoven's original version of the Opus
130 quartet. They play the first five movements and then close the
quartet with his original finale, the "Grosse Fuge" (Opus 133). 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Joel Smirnoff (Violin), Samuel Rhodes (Viola), Robert Mann (Violin),
Joel Krosnick (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Written: 1826 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 27 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Adagio, ma non troppo; Allegro
II. Presto
III. Andante con moto, ma non troppo. Poco scherzoso
IV. Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai
V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
VI. Grosse Fugue (Op. 133) Overtura. Allegro - Fuga
I. Allegretto
II. Vivace
III. Lento assai, e cantante tranquillo
IV. Grave ma non troppo tratto; Allegro

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