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Beethoven: Quartets Opus 127 & 135 / Quartetto Italiano


Release Date: 05/05/2011 
Label:  Philips Musica Da Camera Catalog #: 422840   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[T]he Quartetto Italiano’s Beethoven cycle has long been among the most consistently satisfying and important contributions to the recording annals of these works... Intonation and ensemble balance are impeccable throughout; and the matter of tempos aside, interpretively the Italiano’s readings, especially in the slow movements... their Lento assai from the op. 135 Quartet No. 16, with its aching suspensions questing to resolve, is as mournful as it is elegiac... [This] is one of the classics and stands as an enduring legacy to this great ensemble.

-- Jerry Dubins, FANFARE
reviewing the box set of late Beethoven quartets recorded by Quartetto Italiano, Philips
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823-1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 38 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Written: 1826 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 25 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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