Beethoven: The Middle Quartets, Op. 59 Nos. 1 - 3; Op. 74 & Op. 95 (Remastered) Juilliard String Quartet

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Album-Release:
1976

HRA-Release:
14.02.2020

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. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1 "Rasumovsky":
  • 1String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1 "Rasumovsky": I. Allegro10:17
  • 2String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1 "Rasumovsky": II. Allegretto vivace e semore scherzando09:06
  • 3String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1 "Rasumovsky": III. Adagio molto e mesto12:48
  • 4String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1 "Rasumovsky": IV. Allegro06:22
  • String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59/2 "Rasumovsky":
  • 5String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59/2 "Rasumovsky": I. Allegro08:45
  • 6String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59/2 "Rasumovsky": II. Molto adagio13:03
  • 7String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59/2 "Rasumovsky": III. Allegretto06:30
  • 8String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59/2 "Rasumovsky": IV. Finale. Presto05:14
  • String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3 "Rasumovsky":
  • 9String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3 "Rasumovsky": I. Introduzione: Andante con moto - Allegro vivace08:00
  • 10String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3 "Rasumovsky": II. Andante con moto quasi Allegretto09:17
  • 11String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3 "Rasumovsky": III. Menuetto. Grazioso05:32
  • 12String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3 "Rasumovsky": IV. Allegro molto05:36
  • String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp":
  • 13String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": I. Poco adagio - Allegro08:35
  • 14String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": II. Adagio ma non troppo10:26
  • 15String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": III. Presto05:00
  • 16String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp": IV. Allegretto con variazioni06:45
  • String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso":
  • 17String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso": I. Allegro con brio04:23
  • 18String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso": II. Allegretto, ma non troppo07:26
  • 19String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso": III. Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso04:21
  • 20String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 "Serioso": IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato04:49
  • Total Runtime02:32:15

Info for Beethoven: The Middle Quartets, Op. 59 Nos. 1 - 3; Op. 74 & Op. 95 (Remastered)



It was in 1964 – a few years after an early foray into Beethoven with four of the works for RCA Victor’s Red Seal label – that the Juilliard String Quartet embarked on this complete set. They started out with the three “Razumovsky” and “Harp” quartets, which Columbia released the next year on its subsidiary Epic label. The six “Early Quartets”, op. 18, followed in 1968–69; the “Late Quartets” in 1969–70, along with op. 95 to complete the set of “Middle Quartets”. By now all the Juilliard recordings were appearing on Columbia Masterworks, including their Beethoven in three separate volumes. ....

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.)

Juilliard String Quartet

Digitally remastered


Juilliard String Quartet
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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