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Beethoven: String Quartets, Opp. 127, 130, 131, 132, 133 "Grande fugue" & 135 / Alcan Quartet

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  1. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: I. Maestoso - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  3. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: III. Scherzando vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: IV. Finale. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: II. Allegro molto vivace - $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: III. Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: IV. Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
  9. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: V. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante - $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: VII. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: I. Adagio ma non troppo
  13. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: II. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: III. Andante con moto, ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: IV. Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: VI. Finale. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — Gro├če Fuge in B-Flat Major, Op. 133
  19. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: II. Allegro ma non tanto $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: III. Molto adagio
  22. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: V. Allegro appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: I. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: II. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: IV. Grave, ma non troppo tratto - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 15 in A minor ("Heiliger Dankgesang"), Op. 132
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135
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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, was released last November. Volume 2 was released last February, and volume 3 will be available on May 12, 2015. "The waters of the Danube will empty themselves into the sea many a time before the creations of this man will have been fully understood," said Schubert. Indeed, during the first half of the 19th century, Beethoven's last quartets generated more astonishment than enthusiasm. The first ever performance of the complete cycle of 16 quartets was held in London in 1845.

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 12 in E flat major, Op. 127
  • Ensemble: Alcan String Quartet
  • Running Time: 34 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1823-1824

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
  • Running Time: 37 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1826

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130
  • Running Time: 41 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 15 in A minor ("Heiliger Dankgesang"), Op. 132
  • Running Time: 43 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135
  • Running Time: 22 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1826