℗ 2019 Association Quatuor Ébène under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company
Duration 1h 11m 34s
Record Label Warner Classics
Release Date April 3, 2020
Genre Classical

Beethoven Around the World: Philadelphia, String Quartets Nos 1 & 14

Quatuor Ébène

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String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1  
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131  
I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
II. Allegro molto vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
III. Allegro moderato - Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
IV. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
V. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
VII. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
Duration    1h 11m 34s
The genesis of Beethoven Around the World started in 2014 when Quatuor Ébène was invited to perform the complete Beethoven quartets at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2020, the composer’s 250th jubilee year. This invitation engendered the idea of playing Beethoven not just in New York, but around the world for – as the Ode to Joy says – all humanity. From April 2019 to January 2020, the Quatuor Ébène gave some 40 concerts across 18 countries and all six continents. The theme of this world tour is sharing, across geographical and cultural divides. Ébène record their complete Beethoven String Quartets in seven stages: #1 Philhadelphia (Kimmel Center) #2 Vienna (Konzerthaus) #3 Tokyo (Suntory Hall) #4 São Paulo, Brésil (Sala São Paulo) #5 Melbourne, Australia (Melbourne Recital Centre) #6 Nairobi, Kenya (Alliance française de Nairobi) #7 Paris (Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la musique) This first release in the series comes from the quartet's performance in Philadelphia, where they performed the String Quartets Nos 1 and 14.
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