Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 Juilliard String Quartet

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Label: Sony Classical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Juilliard String Quartet

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132:
  • 1String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: I. Assai sostenuto; Allegro09:42
  • 2String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: II. Allegro ma non tanto08:26
  • 3String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: III. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit in der lydischen Tonart: Molto adagio; Neue Kraft fühlend: Andante16:54
  • 4String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace02:01
  • 5String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: V. Allegro appassionato06:23
  • Total Runtime43:26

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America’s greatest and most enduring chamber ensemble – the Grammyâ Award-winning Juilliard String Quartet – celebrates its eighth decade with the release of a new Sony Classical recording of music from three centuries by Ludwig van Beethoven, Béla Bartók and Argentinian-American composer Mario Davidovsky.

This is the set of Beethoven Quartet recordings the Juilliard Quartet made in the 60s. The quartet's line-up a the time was Robert Mann and Earl Carlyss, violins; Raphael Hillyer, viola; Claus Adam, cello. (Exceptions: Isidore Cohen was still second violin for the recordings of the Op. 59 quartets and Op. 74; Samuel Rhodes had replaced Hilyer at viola by the time some of the late quartets were recorded.)

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world with its performances. Founded in 1946, and widely known as “the quintessential American string quartet,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement with the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works— a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. Each performance of the Juilliard String Quartet is a unique experience, bringing together the four members’ profound understanding, total commitment, and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature.

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widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, welcomes its new cellist, Astrid Schween, and celebrates its 70th anniversary during the 2016/17 season with return engagements in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Toronto, Louisville, Cleveland, Tucson, and New York’s Alice Tully Hall. The JSQ premieres Fragments, String Quartet No. 6 by renowned Argentine-American composer Mario Davidovsky, jointly commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and the Juilliard School. In January, the Quartet tours Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Turkey, including appearances at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Berlin Konzerthaus.

Last season, a yearlong celebration of Joel Krosnick’s remarkable 42-year tenure as cellist of the JSQ, featured tours of Asia and Europe, concerts throughout the US and Canada, as well as special performances of the Schubert Cello Quintet with Astrid Schween in Detroit, New York City, and at the Ravinia Festival. In 2015 the Quartet was featured in the groundbreaking interactive app on Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet, released by the innovative app developer, Touchpress, in collaboration with the Juilliard School.

The Quartet’s recordings of the Bartok and Schoenberg Quartets, as well as those of Debussy, Ravel and Beethoven won Grammy Awards, and in 2011 the Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In 2014 Sony Classical reissued the Quartet’s landmark recordings of the first four Elliott Carter String Quartets together with the more recently recorded Carter Quartet No. 5, making a complete historical document. Devoted master teachers, the members of the Juilliard String Quartet offer classes and open rehearsals when on tour. At the Juilliard School, where they are the String Quartet in Residence, all are sought-after members of the string and chamber music faculty and annually, in May, they are hosts of the 5-day Internationally recognized Juilliard String Quartet Seminar.

In performance, recordings and incomparable work educating the major artists and quartets of our time, the Juilliard String Quartet has carried the banner of the United States and The Juilliard School throughout the world.

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