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Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18 Nos. 1-3 / Eybler Quartet


Release Date: 03/02/2018 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16164  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Opus 18 needs little introduction as Beethoven’s supremely confident first step in total mastery of the Classical String Quartet. From the opening bars of Quartet No. 1 which bristle with curiosity and possibility to the wit and humor of Quartet No. 2 and the suppressed energy and teasing harmonic uncertainty of Quartet No. 3, Opus 18 represents Beethoven’s only quartet contribution during his ‘first period’ and provides the listener with a tantalizing glimpse of the extraordinary music that was to follow. “The sound of the strings is warm but not overly vibrated or assertive; the articulation is clear but not didactic; the tempos are beautifully chosen, the ensemble perfect, and the intonation absolutely pure. This is music-making that Read more reflects deeply human and attractive qualities… good humor, with, and invention.” (Tom Moore, Early Music America) 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:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798/1800; Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 

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