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Beethoven Around the World: Melbourne, String Quartets Nos 2, 10 & 11

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String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2  
1.1
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
8:25
1.2
II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
6:46
1.3
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
4:25
1.4
IV. Allegro molto, quasi presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
5:06
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, "Quartetto serioso"  
1.5
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
4:17
1.6
II. Allegretto ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
7:54
1.7
III. Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
4:28
1.8
IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
5:01
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp"  
1.9
I. Poco adagio - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
9:23
1.10
II. Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
10:16
1.11
III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
5:01
1.12
IV. Allegretto con variazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
6:53
Total Playing Time    77:55
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 fifth release in the series comes from the quartet's performance in Melbourne, where they performed the String Quartets Nos 2, 10 & 11.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

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