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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS 1 Inventions Cuarteto Casals LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS 1

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String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. I. Allegro con brio -- String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato -- String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. III. Scherzo. Allegro molto -- String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. IV. Allegro -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. I. Allegro -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. II. Andante con moto -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. III. Allegro -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. IV. Presto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. I. Allegro ma non tanto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. II. Scherzo. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. III. Menuetto. Allegretto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. IV. Allegro -- Piano sonata no. 9 in E major, op. 14, no. 1. I. Allegro moderato -- Piano sonata no. 9 in E major, op. 14, no. 1. II. Allegretto -- Piano sonata no. 9 in E major, op. 14, no. 1. III. Allegro -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. I. Allegro -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. III. Adagio molto e mesto -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. IV. Thème russe. Allegro -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. I. Maestoso. Allegro -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. III. Scherzo vivace. Trio -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. IV. Finale. Allegro -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. I. Allegretto -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. II. Vivace -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. IV. Grave, ma non troppo tratto - Allegro
" Here we have a Beethoven quartet recording which manages to sound fresh without resorting to eccentricity – quite an achievement. I find it hard to pin down how the trick is worked, but there's something going on beyond the standard virtues we expect from the Casals. Yes there's the characteristic razor-sharp ensemble and tuning, and the preservation of the individuality of four voices; and, yes, there's that dramatic energy and sense of the dance – perhaps that's a Catalan thing. But what strikes me here is the Casals' sheer pleasure in the music. No agonising for them, not even in the two late quartets, but rather a fluid, forward-moving witty jaunt; that "it must be" moment in Op.135 (for example) has never sounded so full of joy."

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Inventions Cuarteto Casals LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS 1
Catalogue number:
HM902400.02
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Harmonia Mundi

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String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. I. Allegro con brio -- String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato -- String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. III. Scherzo. Allegro molto -- String quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18, no. 1. IV. Allegro -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. I. Allegro -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. II. Andante con moto -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. III. Allegro -- String quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18, no. 3. IV. Presto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. I. Allegro ma non tanto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. II. Scherzo. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. III. Menuetto. Allegretto -- String quartet no. 4 in C minor, op. 18, no. 4. IV. Allegro -- Piano sonata no. 9 in E major, op. 14, no. 1. I. Allegro moderato -- Piano sonata no. 9 in E major, op. 14, no. 1. II. Allegretto -- Piano sonata no. 9 in E major, op. 14, no. 1. III. Allegro -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. I. Allegro -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. III. Adagio molto e mesto -- String quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59, no. 1. IV. Thème russe. Allegro -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. I. Maestoso. Allegro -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. III. Scherzo vivace. Trio -- String quartet no. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127. IV. Finale. Allegro -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. I. Allegretto -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. II. Vivace -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo -- String quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135. IV. Grave, ma non troppo tratto - Allegro
" Here we have a Beethoven quartet recording which manages to sound fresh without resorting to eccentricity – quite an achievement. I find it hard to pin down how the trick is worked, but there's something going on beyond the standard virtues we expect from the Casals. Yes there's the characteristic razor-sharp ensemble and tuning, and the preservation of the individuality of four voices; and, yes, there's that dramatic energy and sense of the dance – perhaps that's a Catalan thing. But what strikes me here is the Casals' sheer pleasure in the music. No agonising for them, not even in the two late quartets, but rather a fluid, forward-moving witty jaunt; that "it must be" moment in Op.135 (for example) has never sounded so full of joy."

Band/artist(s):
Inventions Cuarteto Casals LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS 1
Catalogue number:
HM902400.02
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Harmonia Mundi

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