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Beethoven: Streichquartette, Opp. 95, 127, 130, 131, 132, 133 & 135

Amadeus Quartet

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String Quartet No.11 In F Minor, Op.95 - "Serioso"  
1
1. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
4:47
2
2. Allegretto ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:53
3
3. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
4:21
4
4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
4:41
String Quartet No.12 In E Flat Major, Op.127  
5
1. Maestoso - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:51
6
2. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
15:09
7
3. Scherzando vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:05
8
4. Finale
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:27
Grosse Fuge In B Flat, Op.133  
9
Overtura (Allegro) - Meno mosso e moderato - Allegro - Fuga
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
4:41
10
2. Meno mosso e moderato - Allegro molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
2:54
11
3. Allegro molto e con brio - meno mosso e moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
3:30
12
4. Meno mosso e moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
1:02
13
5. Allegro molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
1:51
14
6. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
1:27
String Quartet In B Flat, Op.130  
15
1. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:31
16
2. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
1:54
17
3. Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:08
18
4. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
2:41
19
5. Cavatina (Adagio molto espressivo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:32
20
6. Finale (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
7:27
String Quartet No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.131  
21
1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:58
22
2. Allegro molto vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
3:05
23
3. Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
0:56
24
4. 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; Amadeus Quartet
14:17
25
5. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
5:27
26
6. Adagio quasi un poco andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
2:04
27
7. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:30
String Quartet No.15 In A Minor, Op.132  
28
1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
10:26
29
2. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
7:41
30
3. Canzona di ringraziamento offerta alla divinità da un guarito, in modo lidico (Molto adagio) - Sentendo nuova forza (Andante)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
15:58
31
4. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
2:16
32
5. Allegro appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:27
String Quartet No.16 In F Major, Op. 135  
33
1. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
6:42
34
2. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
3:24
35
3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
8:10
36
4. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (Grave - Allegro - Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Amadeus Quartet
7:03
Total Playing Time    3:33:16
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.
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon (DG) Studio Masters

Tracks 1-36 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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