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Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 1, Op. 18, Nos. 1-6 / Quatuor Alcan

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  1. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18: II. Adagio cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18: IV. Allegro molto quasi presto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18: II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18: IV. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18: I. Allegro ma non tanto $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Scherzo. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18: III. Menuetto. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18: II. Menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18: III. Andante cantabile
  20. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: II. Adagio ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18: IV. La malinconia. Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18/1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor, Op. 18 no 4
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18/5
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 no 6
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Notes & Reviews:

The Alcan String Quartet celebrates its 25th anniversary with a landmark three-volume recording of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 16 string quartets. Volume 1, containing the 6 quartets from Beethoven’s early period, will be available as of November 11, 2014. Volumes 2 and 3 will be on the shelves in February and April 2015, respectively. As Laura Andriani, the Alcan’s first violinist, says: “For us, this is the Mount Everest of the string quartet repertoire. What a marathon: a long-term, career-capping project!”. Beethoven tackled the composition of his first string quartet in 1798. Over the next two years he composed the six quartets of Opus 18. They were published in 1801 in non-chronological order. According to the surviving drafts, quartet No. 3 was actually the first chronologically, followed by Nos. 1, 2, and 5, and then by Nos. 6 and 4.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget Saint-Irénée (Qu.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18/1
  • Ensemble: Quatuor Alcan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798-1800.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2
  • Running Time: 22 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798-1800.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor, Op. 18 no 4
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798-1800.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1798-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 5 in A major, Op. 18/5
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798-1800.
  • Running Time: 29 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 no 6
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798-1800.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798-1800