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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Volume 2

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1 Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 / Allegro
2 Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 / Molto Adagio
3 Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 / Allegretto
4 Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 / Finale. Presto
5 Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127 / Maestoso - Allegro
6 Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127 / Adagio ma non troppo e molto
7 Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127 / Scherzo. Vivace
8 Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127 / Allegro
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Following the successful release of Volume I in the complete edition of Beethoven String Quartets with the Quartetto di Cremona, audite now continues the series. The choice of works for the second volume refers to two periods during which Beethoven turned away for good from the culture of music amateurs of the late eighteenth century. The Quartets Op. 59 of 1806, commissioned by Count Andrey Kirillovich Razumovsky, were written for Vienna's most famous professional string quartet, led by Ignaz Schuppanzigh. Beethoven's musical language is no longer balanced and well-seasoned, as that of his contemporaries, but is extreme in every respect: ruthless and with feeling, dramatically operatic and full of contrapuntal finesse. The "Quartetto di Cremona" contrasts this work from Beethoven's mature phase with his opus 127 of 1824. It is this work in E flat major with which the already deaf Beethoven began his series of late works, received by his contemporaries with alarm, but by posterity with admiration.

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