Beethoven String Quartets

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Tracklist

1.
Op. 18, no. 3 in D major - Allegro
00:00
2.
Op. 18, no. 3 in D major - Andante Con Molto
04:49
3.
Op. 18, no. 3 in D major - Allegro
00:00
4.
Op. 18, no. 3 in D major - Presto
04:29
5.
Op. 59, no. 1 in F major - Allegro
06:18
6.
Op. 59, no. 1 in F major - Allegretto Vivace E Sempre Scherzando
05:30
7.
Op. 59, no. 1 in F major - Adagio Molto E Mesto
07:02
8.
Op. 59, no. 1 in F major - Theme Russe (Allegro)
05:46

Description

Participation in string quartets in the years around 1800 was largely an amateur pursuit. Before the French Revolution chamber music had primarily been the concern of professional musicians at noble courts; now, a few years later, devaluation and the decline of the aristocracy had driven increasing numbers of musicians to seek their fortunes elsewhere – in city orchestras, in teaching and in opera. For professionals there was, at best, time for chamber music in the evening hours only, as a pleasant diversion among friends. Much the same was also true for the many amateur musicians who were the most important buyers of quartets, trios, sonatas and songs. During Beethovens lifetime, chamber music – which before 1800 had mainly been heard in the salons of the nobility – gradually moved into the drawing-rooms of the bourgeoisie…..

Additional information

Artists

Recording date

June 1993

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording location

Resnswoude – The Netherlands

Composers

Editing

Bert van der Wolf, Tom Peeters

Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Ted Diehl

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

Gramophone

(…) The recording is bright and clean, and enhances the claims if this impressive issue.

Hifi Video

(…) Het inmiddels zes jaar bestaande en door vele internationale jurys onderscheiden Kwartet bedwingt deze toppers op meer dan overtuigende wijze. (…)

CD Review

(…) They have produced one of the most lifelike, tangible recordings of a string quartet that I have ever encountered. (…) (…) Highly recommended.

Rpertoire

(…) L’Orpheus beethovnien que voici est assurment d’un excellent cru. Prenons-le comme chantillon, gotons-le et…attendons la suite.

Parool

(…) openbaren zich de homogeniteit, de klankcultuur, de lyrische gaven en het stijlbewustzijn van het Orpheus in volle glorie. Dit zijn levendige en krachtige, maar uiterst beheerste vertolkingen, die reikhalzend doen uitzien naar nieuwe verkenningen van dit ensemble in dit hooggebergte van de kwartetliteratuur. Channel Classics zorgde voor een excellente opname.

Klassiek

(…) Het Orpheus Quartet is bezig aan een glansrijke carrire. Ook deze schitterende opname laat horen dat de vier strijkers een hecht team vormen, een mooie kernachtige toon hebben en zeer muzikaal voor de dag komen.

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