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Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 4 / Elias String Quartet


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 89  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elias String Quartet

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As with previous volumes, the Elias perform an early quartet (Op. 18, No. 2), a middle-period one (Op. 59, No. 1) and a late one (Op. 127), making for a varied and very satisfying trio. Here, the Elias maintain the high standards of the series to date, playing with intensity and great attention to detail while also producing a lovely warmth to their sound. The lyricism of Op. 127, placed centrally, contrasts wonderfully with the first of the so-called Rasumowsky Quartets (Op. 59, No. 1), which is performed with great control and a striking sense of fantasy and originality.
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As with previous volumes, the Elias perform an early quartet (Op. 18, No. 2), a middle-period one (Op. 59, No. 1) and a late one (Op. 127), making for a varied and very satisfying trio. Here, the Elias maintain the high standards of the series to date, playing with intensity and great attention to detail while also producing a lovely warmth to their sound. The lyricism of Op. 127, placed centrally, contrasts wonderfully with the first of the so-called Rasumowsky Quartets (Op. 59, No. 1), which is performed with great control and a striking sense of fantasy and originality.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elias String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elias String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823-1825; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elias String Quartet
Written: 1805-6 

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