℗ 1963 2016 Countdown Media, a division of BMG Rights Management (US)
Released October 6, 2017
Duration 36m 34s
Record Label Concert-Disc
Genre Classical

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127 (Remastered from the Original Concert-Disc Master Tapes)

Fine Arts Quartet

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String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127  
I. Maestoso - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fine Arts Quartet
II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fine Arts Quartet
III. Scherzando vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fine Arts Quartet
IV. Finale
Ludwig van Beethoven; Fine Arts Quartet
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"One of the gold-plated names in chamber music." - Washington Post Countdown Media presents this legacy recording of the Fine Arts Quartet performing the String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127 from the great master of the classical and early romantic era of art music, Ludwig van Beethoven. The Fine Arts Quartet was founded in 1946, although the group's members had actually begun working together as early as 1939 while playing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet's first performance took place in 1940 with Leonard Sorkin, first violinist, Ben Senescu, second violinist, Sheppard Lehnhoff, violist, and George Sopkin, cellist. Military service in World War II intervened, however, and it was not until 1946, now with the new second violinist Joseph Stepansky, that the Quartet began to rehearse and perform regularly. The Quartet released an astonishing quantity of works (over 100) during its first 30 years of existence, including cycles of chamber music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Now, Countdown Media has catalogued and collected the masters of these incredible recordings, remastering and rereleasing them in stunning modern clarity for new listeners.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concert-Disc Studio Masters

Tracks 1-4 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source; 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 192 kHz / 24-bit
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Album average
Range of values
-4.55 to -0.50
-29.18 to -21.61
-25.30 to -17.90
12 to 15
I. Maestoso - Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile
III. Scherzando vivace
IV. Finale

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