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Beethoven: Streichquartette, Opp. 59 & 74

Amadeus Quartet

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String Quartet No.7 In F, Op.59 No.1 - "Rasumovsky No.1"  
1
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
10:01
2
2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:29
3
3. Adagio molto e mesto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
12:09
4
4. Thème russe (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:38
String Quartet No.8 In E Minor, Op.59 No.2 -"Rasumovsky No. 2"  
5
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:22
6
2. Molto adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
11:35
7
3. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
7:08
8
4. Finale (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
5:25
String Quartet In C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3"  
9
1. Introduzione (Andante con moto) - Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:13
10
2. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
9:23
11
3. Menuetto (Grazioso)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
4:42
12
4. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:03
String Quartet No.10 In E Flat, Op.74 - "Harp"  
13
1. Poco adagio - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:35
14
2. Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
10:06
15
3. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
5:24
16
4. Allegretto con variazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:57
Total Playing Time    2:09:10
The Amadeus were the most successful and highly-regarded Quartet of the 20th century. One of the first to make use of the then extraordinary new ability to travel the globe by aeroplane, they travelled widely and established themselves as the pre-eminent ensemble of chamber music-making for nearly 40 years.

Reviews of their concert tours were ecstatic and audiences delighted. The Quartet (who styled themselves ‘The Wolf-Gang’) roved the world arguing, celebrating and working like no other group. In all their 40 years they never changed a single member. The group consisted of Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Peter Schidlof and Martin Lovett, making recordings together from 1951 to 1987, ending only with the death of Peter Schidlof in 1987.

This album, accompanied by two more released this week by Deutsche Grammophon through ProStudioMasters, stand as eloquent testimony to their thoughtful musicianship, technical calibre and to the immense esteem in which the world continues to hold them.
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Tracks 1-16 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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