℗ 2013 Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
Released March 12, 2013
Duration 1h 10m 34s
Record Label AVIE Records
Genre Classical
 

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 - Beethoven: Rasumovsky String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 2

Valentin Berlinsky Quartet

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String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73  
1.1
I. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
7:04
1.2
II. Moderato con moto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
5:14
1.3
III. Allegro non troppo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
4:09
1.4
IV. Adagio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
6:18
1.5
V. Moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
11:33
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 "Rasumowsky"  
1.6
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
11:59
1.7
II. Molto adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
12:14
1.8
III. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
6:58
1.9
IV. Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Valentin Berlinsky Quartet
5:05
"Editor's Choice ... the playing is energetic and insightful ... all in all, the Berlinskys make such a convincing argument for these two composers as obvious bedfellows that it's hard to understand why this series hasn't been undertaken countless times before." - Gramophone "Four Stars ... maintains the high standards of performance that were evident in their debut recording. The players strongly empathize with the frequent moments of darkness and despair in Shostakovich’s music, delivering extremely moving interpretations ... the performance of the Beethoven has many virtues, not least its purposeful drive in the outer movements and a dynamically urgent approach to the Allegretto." - BBC Music Magazine The Zurich-based Valentin Berlinsky Quartet, praised by Yo-Yo Ma for "pure music making," continues a series of Shostakovich and Beethoven string quartets with this acclaimed 2013 release. The two composers dominated the quartet genre during their respective eras, their strong musical contrasts and rapidly changing mood swings complementing each other superbly.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – AVIE Records Studio Masters

Recorded at Reformed Church Seon, Switzerland, April 29 - May 1, 2012 Producer: Chris Hazell Balance engineer and editing: Simon Eadon
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.42
-4.93 to -0.28
-26.18
-29.29 to -21.01
15
13 to 16
1
I. Allegretto
-3.00-27.0615
2
II. Moderato con moto
-4.60-27.6914
3
III. Allegro non troppo
-0.28-21.0115
4
IV. Adagio
-4.93-28.5814
5
V. Moderato
-1.41-27.5416
6
I. Allegro
-0.50-24.5015
7
II. Molto adagio
-3.52-29.2916
8
III. Allegretto
-1.45-23.7513
9
IV. Finale. Presto
-2.09-26.2315

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