The latest volume of the Elias String Quartet Beethoven project. Volume 4 offers the chance to hear the ensemble’s unique and refreshing approach to these grand works.
Capturing Beethoven’s boundless range of emotions and melodies, we are proud to release the fourth volume of this journey through Beethoven’s masterworks. Recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall, this performance explores Beethoven’s high-spirited String Quartet in G Op. 18 No. 2, the lyric String Quartet in E flat Op. 127, and finally the revolutionary ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet.
BEETHOVEN String Quartets Vol. 4. Elias String Quartet. Wigmore Hall Live 2cds
Over two seasons the Elias String Quartet undertook the mammoth task of performing the complete Beethoven String Quartets at Wigmore Hall. The ensemble’s commitment, meticulous attention to detail and profound love for the music has earned the quartet praise from critics and audiences alike. We are proud to present the third volume of this exploration of Beethoven’s masterworks.
The second volume of this collection on the Wigmore Hall Live label which presents three masterpieces: String Quartet in F Op. 18 No. 1, String Quartet in A minor Op. 132 and String Quintet in C Op. 29. For the latter, the Elias String Quartet is joined by Malin Broman who is in huge demand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. In this rousing concert, recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall, the ensemble explores these works with sustained intensity and meticulous attention to detail.
The ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.