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String Quartets: The Definitive Collection

Various Artists

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String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op. 76  
1.1
III. Menuet. Presto
Joseph Haydn; Tokyo String Quartet
2:15
String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 76 "Fifths"  
1.2
I. Allegro
Joseph Haydn; Tokyo String Quartet
6:33
String Quartet No. 3 in C Major, Op. 76 "Emperor"  
1.3
II. Poco Adagio. Cantabile
Joseph Haydn; Tokyo String Quartet
7:34
String Quartet No. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 76 "Sunrise"  
1.4
I. Allegro con spirito
Joseph Haydn; Tokyo String Quartet
8:17
String Quartet No. 5 in D Major, Op. 76  
1.5
II. Largo cantabile e mesto
Joseph Haydn; Tokyo String Quartet
8:28
String Quartet No. 6 in E Flat Major, Op. 76  
1.6
II. Fantasia
Joseph Haydn; Tokyo String Quartet
7:21
String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op. 77  
1.7
I. Allegro moderato
Joseph Haydn; L'Archibudelli
6:12
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 77  
1.8
III. Andante
Joseph Haydn; L'Archibudelli
6:11
The Art of Fugue in D Minor, BWV 1080  
1.9
I. Contrapunctus I
Johann Sebastian Bach; Juilliard String Quartet
4:07
1.10
VIII. Contrapunctus XIII, a 3 inversus
Johann Sebastian Bach; Juilliard String Quartet
2:02
1.11
IX. Contrapunctus IX, a 4 alla Duodecima
Johann Sebastian Bach; Juilliard String Quartet
2:10
1.12
XIV. Canon per augmentationem in motu contrario
Johann Sebastian Bach; Juilliard String Quartet
7:11
1.13
XVI. Canon alla decima in contrapunto alla terza
Johann Sebastian Bach; Juilliard String Quartet
6:18
String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, Op. 10, K. 421  
1.14
II. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Artis String Quartet
6:18
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, Op. 10, K. 465 "Dissonance"  
1.15
I. Adagio - Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Artis String Quartet
7:44
String Quartet No. 22 in B Flat Major, K. 589  
1.16
II. Larghetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Juilliard String Quartet
6:51
String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18  
1.17
I. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
8:33
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18  
1.18
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
9:08
String Quartet No. 3 in C Major, Op. 59 "Rasumovsky"  
1.19
I. Introduzione. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
10:23
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95  
1.20
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
4:33
String Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp"  
1.21
III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
5:16
1.22
IV. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
6:59
String Quartet No. 12 in E Flat Major, Op. 127  
1.23
II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
15:31
String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130  
1.24
V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
7:21
Große Fuge in B Flat Major, Op. 133  
1.25
Grand Fugue
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
15:04
String Quartet No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131  
1.26
VII. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
7:15
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132  
1.27
III. Molto adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet
17:33
String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810  
1.28
II. Andante con moto
Franz Schubert; Juilliard String Quartet
14:54
String Quartet No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 12  
1.29
II. Canzonetta. Allegretto
Felix Mendelssohn; Juilliard String Quartet
3:52
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13  
1.30
IV. Presto - Adagio non lento
Felix Mendelssohn; Juilliard String Quartet
9:12
String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41  
1.31
II. Scherzo - Presto, Intermezzo
Robert Schumann; Guarneri Quartet
3:40
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41  
1.32
IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace
Robert Schumann; Guarneri Quartet
6:33
String Quartet in E Minor  
1.33
I. Allegro
Giuseppe Verdi; Juilliard String Quartet
7:59
String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51  
1.34
II. Romanze. Poco Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Budapest String Quartet
7:35
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51  
1.35
III. Quasi menuetto. Moderato - Allegretto vivace
Johannes Brahms; Budapest String Quartet
5:23
String Quartet No. 3 in B Flat Major, Op. 67  
1.36
IV. Poco Allegretto con variazioni
Johannes Brahms; Budapest String Quartet
9:36
5 Movements, Op. 5  
1.37
II. Sehr langsam
Anton Webern; Juilliard String Quartet
2:44
String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae"  
1.38
III. Adagio di molto
Jean Sibelius; Juilliard String Quartet
9:58
String Quartet No. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"  
1.39
I. Adagio con moto
Leoš Janáček; Tokyo String Quartet
3:55
String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"  
1.40
III. Moderato
Leoš Janáček; Tokyo String Quartet
5:36
String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, Sz. 91  
1.41
III. Non troppo lento
Béla Bartók; Tokyo String Quartet
5:55
String Quartet No. 5 in B Flat Major, Sz. 102  
1.42
II. Adagio molto
Béla Bartók; Tokyo String Quartet
5:33
String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11  
1.43
I. Molto allegro e appassionato
Samuel Barber; Tokyo String Quartet
7:58
1.44
II. Molto adagio
Samuel Barber; Tokyo String Quartet
8:04
1.45
III. Molto allegro - come prima
Samuel Barber; Tokyo String Quartet
2:23
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110a  
1.46
I. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Moscow Virtuosi
5:51
1.47
II. Allegro molto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Moscow Virtuosi
3:06
1.48
III. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Moscow Virtuosi
4:42
1.49
IV. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Moscow Virtuosi
5:42
1.50
V. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Moscow Virtuosi
4:33
Total Playing Time    5:47:52
From Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók and Barber to Mozart, Shostakovich and Verdi, this album is an instant collection of some of the most essential string quartets ever composed, performed by world renowned ensembles including the Juilliard String Quartet, the Guarneri Quartet, the Budapest String Quartet and the Tokyo String Quartet.
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