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Beethoven: The String Quartets Vol 1 / The Lindsays


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Asv   Catalog #: 1111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bernard Gregor-SmithRonald BirksPeter CropperRobin Ireland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Lindsays and Beethoven String Quartets - the words have become synonymous, especially since the winning of the Gramophone Award for the 'Late' Quartets in 1984. Robert Layton made the discerning comment that: 'they place truth before beauty and as a result achieve both'. This has been their approach to music making for more than three decades. Gramophone Critics' Choice (January 2002). 'I can't think of a group that brings out better the startling range of the youthful Beethoven's imagination' Gramophone '. . . beautifully done . . . could not be more promising.' The Guardian The Lindsays and Beethoven String Quartets - the words have become synonymous, especially since the winning of the Gramophone Award for the 'Late' Quartets in 1984. Robert Layton made the discerning comment that: 'they place truth before beauty and as a result achieve both'. This has been their approach to music making for more than three decades. Gramophone Critics' Choice (January 2002). 'I can't think of a group that brings out better the startling range of the youthful Beethoven's imagination' Gramophone '. . . beautifully done . . . could not be more promising.' The Guardian Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bernard Gregor-Smith (Cello), Ronald Birks (Violin), Peter Cropper (Violin),
Robin Ireland (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robin Ireland (Viola), Ronald Birks (Violin), Peter Cropper (Violin),
Bernard Gregor-Smith (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 01/2000 
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robin Ireland (Viola), Bernard Gregor-Smith (Cello), Peter Cropper (Violin),
Ronald Birks (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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