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BEETHOVEN The String Quartet. Amadeus Quartet. Deutsche Grammophon 7cds Plus 1 High Fidelity Blu-ray Audio

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The String Quartet

String Quartet in F major op. 18/1
String Quartet in G major op. 18/2
String Quartet in D major op. 18/3

String Quartet in C minor op. 18/4
String Quartet in A major op. 18/5
String Quartet in B flat major op. 18/6

String Quartet in F major “Razumovsky No. 1” op. 59/1
Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor “Razumovsky No. 2” op. 59/2

String Quartet in C major “Razumovsky No. 3” op. 59/3
String Quartet in E flat major “Harp” op. 74

String Quartet in F minor “Serioso” op. 95
String Quartet in E flat major op. 127 Great Fugue in B flat major op. 133

String Quartet in B flat major op. 130
String Quartet in C sharp minor op. 131

String Quartet in A minor op. 132
String Quartet in F major op. 135

All repertoire re-mastered at 24-bit/192kHz

Amadeus Quartet
Norbert Brainin - violin I
Siegmund Nissel - violin II
Peter Schidlof - viola
Martin Lovett - cello

The Amadeus were the most successful and highly-regarded Quartet of the 20th century. Benefitting from the jet aeroplane and from the record industry’s ability to reach out to world, they dominated chamber music making for nearly 40 years. But concert tours are only successful if reviews are ecstatic and audiences delighted. They both were. For nearly 40 years, the Quartet (who styled themselves ‘The Wolf-Gang’) roved the world, argued, celebrated and worked like no other group, and changed not a single member: Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Peter Schidlof and Martin Lovett had a recording career from 1951 to 1987, ending only with the death of Peter Schidlof in 1987. A replacement was never a discussion since the quartet had made a vow to each other that they would play string quartets with no other musician. This sad occasion marked the end of a quartet whose universal musicianship to this day transcends any changes in style that quartet playing might have undergone since.

“To talk of an Amadeus performance is to talk in terms of the music pure and simple. One cannot speak of what they 'did ' or 'didn't' do with a score, because the magic lay not in an y interpretative affectation but in a strong yet self-effacing presentation of musical argument..”

“DG’s Amadeus Quartet legacy spells one quality above all: class […] it is a legacy that, as far as the post-war period is concerned, would be difficult to equal let alone surpass. In a word, magnificent.” GRAMOPHONE, 2018

“Luminous performances of tremendous insight, replete with the kind of wisdom, gentleness, and humanity that can only be achieved after decades of playing Beethoven's music and living through it..” FANFARE

7-CDs + Blu-ray Audio mastered at 24-bit/192kHz presenting the celebrated Beethoven cycle recorded by one of the twentieth centuries most celebrated ensembles
Limited Edition slipcase with mintpacks
52 page booklet with an introduction by Steven E. Paul and expansive repertoire notes by Heinz Becker

Deutsche Grammophon 7cds + High Fidelity Blu-ray Audio 4835645

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Format Box Sets, CD
Genre Classical
Label Deutsche Grammophon
Release Period October 2018


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