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Beethoven: The String Quartets, Live from Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Vol. 2

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String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 No. 1 "Rasumovsky"  
1.1
I. Allegro (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
10:51
1.2
II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
9:28
1.3
III. Adagio molto e mesto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
12:47
1.4
IV. Theme russe. Allegro (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
6:47
String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2 "Rasumovsky"  
1.5
I. Allegro (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
10:06
1.6
II. Molto Adagio (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
12:02
1.7
III. Allegretto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
6:36
1.8
IV. Finale. Presto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
5:58
String Quartet No. 9, Op. 59 No. 3 "Rasumovsky"  
1.9
I. Introduzione. Andante con moto. Allegro vivace (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
11:17
1.10
II. Andante con moto quasi Allegretto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
9:12
1.11
III. Menuetto grazioso (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
5:19
1.12
IV. Allegro molto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
6:14
String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 "Harp"  
1.13
I. Poco Adagio. Allegro (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
10:11
1.14
II. Adagio ma non troppo (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
9:50
1.15
III. Presto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
5:06
1.16
IV. Allegro con Variazioni (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
6:58
String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 "Serioso"  
1.17
I. Allegro con brio (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
4:40
1.18
II. Allegretto ma non troppo (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
7:42
1.19
III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
4:49
1.20
IV. Larghetto espressivo. Allegretto agitato (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuss Quartet
5:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:41:00
Recorded live in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, the acclaimed Kuss Quartet – all playing Stradivarius instruments on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation – these four instruments are known as the 'Paganini Quartet', and using the new Henle urtext edition. The Kuss Quartet are renowned for their penetrating and searching performances of quartet repertoire spanning Haydn through to Birtwhistle and Adés. Their Beethoven journey continues throughout this anniversary year with Beethoven performances around Europe. The recording has an interesting postscript – French composer Bruno Mantovani wrote is 6th string quartet for the Kuss Quartet. It is based entirely on material from each Beethoven quartet and is an affectionate tribute to the great man on his 250th birthday anniversary.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rubicon Studio Masters

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