℗ 2019 Association Quatuor Ébène under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company
Duration 1h 20m 05s
Record Label Warner Classics
Release Date May 1, 2020
Genre Classical
 

Beethoven Around the World: Nairobi, String Quartets Nos 4, 5 & 16

Quatuor Ébène

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String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4  
1.1
I. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
8:09
1.2
II. Scherzo (Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
7:12
1.3
III. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
3:24
1.4
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
4:17
String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5  
1.5
I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
6:54
1.6
II. Menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
4:40
1.7
III. Andante cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
10:46
1.8
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
6:20
String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135  
1.9
I. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
6:13
1.10
II. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
3:18
1.11
III. Lento assai, cantate et tranquillo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
8:35
1.12
IV. Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Quatuor Ébène
10:17
Duration    1h 20m 05s
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 sixth release in the series comes from the quartet's performance in Nairobi, where they performed the String Quartets Nos 4, 5 & 16.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

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