Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol. 2 'Revelations' (3CD)

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Cuarteto Casals

After ‘Inventions’, ‘Revelations’ is the second volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets that breaks new ground: it aims to regroup the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composer’s life – the formative years, the ‘heroic’ period and the late period. This programme assembles the ‘median quartets’, in other words the works that prolonged and consolidated the stylistic innovations outlined at the beginning of each of these creative periods. ‘It’ll be fascinating to hear the next instalment’ (Gramophone).

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Tracklisting:

CD1

Beethoven String Quartet no. 2, op. 18 no. 2 'Compliments'
G major / Sol majeur / G-Dur
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro
3. III. Scherzo. Allegro
4. IV. Allegro molto, quasi presto

Beethoven String Quartet no. 10, op. 74
""Harp"" / ""Les Harpe""s / ""Harfenquartett""
E-flat major / Mi bémol majeur / Es-Dur
5. I. Poco adagio - Allegro
6. II. Adagio ma non troppo
7. III. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo
8. IV. Allegretto con variazioni


CD2

Beethoven String Quartet no. 8, op. 59 ‘Razumovsky’ no. 2
E minor / mi mineur / e-Moll
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Molto adagio. Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento
3. III. Allegretto - Maggiore, Thème russe
4. IV. Finale. Presto

Beethoven String Quartet no. 9, op. 59 ‘Razumovsky’ no. 3
C major / Ut majeur / C-Dur
5. I. Introduzione. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
6. II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
7. III. Minuetto. Grazioso - Trio
8. IV. Allegro molto


CD3

Beethoven String Quartet no. 15, op. 132
A minor / la mineur / a-Moll
1. I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
2. II. Allegro ma non tanto
3. III. Molto adagio. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart
4. IV. Alla Marcia. Assai vivace
5. V. Allegro appassionato - Presto