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- String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4 (1799–1800)
String Quartet in E major, Op. 74 ‘Harp’ (1809)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge Op. 133 (1825–6)
At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.
- Elias Quartet
- 2 CD - 1h 53mn 33s
release date. 2015-01-12