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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

Takács Quartet

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String Quartet No.1 in F, Op.18 No.1  
1
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:43
2
II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
9:06
3
III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
3:08
4
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:31
String Quartet No.2 in G, Op.18 No.2  
5
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:00
6
II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:31
7
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
4:16
8
IV. Allegro molto, quasi presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
5:13
String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.18 No.3  
9
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:37
10
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:15
11
III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
2:35
12
IV. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:12
String Quartet No.4 in C minor, Op.18 No.4  
13
I. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:12
14
II. Andante scherzoso, quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:22
15
III. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
3:31
16
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
4:12
String Quartet No.5 in A, Op.18 No.5  
17
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:39
18
II. Menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
5:15
19
III. Andante cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
9:16
20
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:32
String Quartet No.6 in B flat, Op.18 No.6  
21
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:04
22
II. Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:44
23
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
3:05
24
IV. La Malinconia (Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro - Adagio - Allegretto - Poco adagio - Prestissimo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:16
String Quartet No.7 in F, Op.59 No.1 - "Rasumovsky No. 1"  
25
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
10:10
26
II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:19
27
III. Adagio molto e mesto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
13:20
28
IV. Thème russe (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:54
String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op.59 No.2 -"Rasumovsky No. 2"  
29
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
13:25
30
II. Molto adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
14:58
31
III. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:29
32
IV. Finale (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
5:37
String Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3"  
33
I. Introduzione (Andante con moto) - Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
10:39
34
II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
10:11
35
III. Menuetto (Grazioso)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
4:55
36
IV. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
5:58
String Quartet No.10 in E flat, Op.74 - "Harp"  
37
I. Poco adagio - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
9:41
38
II. Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
10:55
39
III. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
4:51
40
IV. Allegretto con variazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:14
String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 - "Serioso"  
41
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
4:21
42
II. Allegretto ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:00
43
III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
4:13
44
IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
5:01
String Quartet No.12 in E flat, Op.127  
45
I. Maestoso - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:42
46
II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
14:30
47
III. Scherzando vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:35
48
IV. Finale
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:31
String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130  
49
I. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
13:55
50
II. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
1:56
51
III. Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:26
52
IV. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
3:10
53
V. Cavatina ( Adagio molto espressivo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:18
54
VI. Finale (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
9:17
55
Grosse Fuge in B Flat Major, Op.133
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
14:34
String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131  
56
I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:59
57
II. Allegro molto vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
2:57
58
III. Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
0:42
59
IV. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Più mosso - Andante moderato e lusinghiero - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice - Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
13:27
60
V. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
5:03
61
VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
2:17
62
7. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:27
String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132  
63
I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:55
64
II. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
8:33
65
III. Heiliger Dankgesang e.Genesenden an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart.Molto adagio -. Andante - Molto adagio - Andante - Molto adagio.
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
17:11
66
IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
2:05
67
V. Allegro appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:09
String Quartet No.16 in F, Op.135  
68
I. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
6:15
69
II. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
3:19
70
III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:52
71
IV. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (Grave - Allegro - Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Takács Quartet
7:14
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    8:31:45
Grammy Award - Best Chamber Music Performance, 2002

This seven album box set includes Beethoven's complete string quartets, released by the Takács Quartet on Decca over three volumes between 2002 and 2004. The individual albums have earned awards from publications such as Gramophone and the BBC Music Magazine (Record of the Year) while the 2002 installment containing middle quartets won a Grammy Award.
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