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Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets

Quartetto Italiano

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The Quartetto Italiano's claims are strongest in the Op 18 Quartets. They offer eminently civilised, thoughtful and aristocratic readings.
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 No. 1

28:25
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1972-01-24
  • Recording Venue: La Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz

1. Allegro con brio

8:56

2. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato

9:30

3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)

3:28

4. Allegro

6:31

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 No. 2

25:33
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello)
  • Recorded: 1975-07-31
  • Recording Venue: Musica Théâtre, Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds

1. Allegro

8:25

2. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I

6:47

3. Scherzo (Allegro)

4:24

4. Allegro molto, quasi presto

5:57

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18 No. 3

26:17
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1972-01-24
  • Recording Venue: La Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz

1. Allegro

8:08

2. Andante con moto

8:29

3. Allegro

3:03

4. Presto

6:37

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

25:19
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello)
  • Recorded: 1975-07-31
  • Recording Venue: Musica Théâtre, Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds

1. Allegro ma non tanto

9:05

2. Andante scherzoso, quasi allegretto

7:26

3. Menuetto (Allegretto)

4:19

4. Allegro

4:29

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18 No. 5

29:43
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello)
  • Recorded: 1973-07-30
  • Recording Venue: La Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz

1. Allegro

6:43

2. Menuetto

5:24

3. Andante cantabile

10:59

4. Allegro

6:37

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6

27:44
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello)
  • Recorded: 1973-07-30
  • Recording Venue: La Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz

1. Allegro con brio

6:30

2. Adagio ma non troppo

7:34

3. Scherzo (Allegro)

3:31

4. La Malinconia (Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro - Adagio - Allegretto - Poco adagio - Prestissimo)

10:09

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 'Rasumovsky No. 1'

40:30
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Paolo Borciani (violin)
  • Recorded: 1973-12-19
  • Recording Venue: Musica Théâtre, Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds

1. Allegro

11:38

2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando

9:01

3. Adagio molto e mesto

13:13

4. Thème russe (Allegro)

6:38

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 'Rasumovsky No. 2'

38:43
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello)
  • Recorded: 1973-12-19
  • Recording Venue: Musica Théâtre, Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds

1. Allegro

10:25

2. Molto adagio

14:28

3. Allegretto

8:10

4. Finale (Presto)

5:40

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso'

20:36
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin)
  • Recorded: 1971-01-27
  • Recording Venue: La Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz

1. Allegro con brio

4:29

2. Allegretto ma non troppo

6:59

3. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso

4:07

4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato

5:01

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 'Rasumovsky No. 3'

31:57
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola), Franco Rossi (cello)
  • Recorded: 1973-12-19
  • Recording Venue: Musica Théâtre, Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds

1. Introduzione (Andante con moto) - Allegro vivace

10:35

2. Andante con moto quasi allegretto

9:59

3. Menuetto (Grazioso)

5:03

4. Allegro molto

6:20
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 'Harp'

32:39
  • Quartetto Italiano
  • Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1971-07-31
  • Recording Venue: La Salle des Remparts, La Tour-de-Peilz

1. Poco adagio - Allegro

10:17

2. Adagio ma non troppo

10:07

3. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo

5:26

4. Allegretto con variazioni

6:49

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127

38:01
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1968-06-18
  • Recording Venue: Theatre Vevey, Vevey

1. Maestoso - Allegro

6:57

2. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile

15:24

3. Scherzando vivace

8:36

4. Finale

7:04

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

25:14
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1968-06-18
  • Recording Venue: Theatre Vevey, Vevey

1. Allegretto

6:21

2. Vivace

4:01

3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo

7:10

4. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (Grave - Allegro - Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro)

7:42

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130

42:44
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1969-04-19
  • Recording Venue: Theatre Vevey, Vevey

1. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro

13:56

2. Presto

2:07

3. Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando

7:09

4. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai)

3:11

5. Cavatina ( Adagio molto espressivo)

7:08

6. Finale (Allegro)

9:13

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

18:51
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1969-04-19
  • Recording Venue: Theatre Vevey, Vevey

Overtura (Allegro) - Meno mosso e moderato - Allegro - Fuga

18:51

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

42:21
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1969-08-03
  • Recording Venue: Theatre Vevey, Vevey

1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

8:54

2. Allegro molto vivace

3:05

3. Allegro moderato

0:57
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4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Più mosso - Andante moderato e lusinghiero - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice - Allegretto

14:34

5. Presto

5:37

6. Adagio quasi un poco andante

2:26

7. Allegro

6:48
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

47:00
  • Quartetto Italiano (string quartet), Franco Rossi (cello), Paolo Borciani (violin), Elisa Pegreffi (violin), Piero Farulli (viola)
  • Recorded: 1967-08-31
  • Recording Venue: Theatre Vevey, Vevey

1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro

10:00

2. Allegro ma non tanto

8:19

3. Canzona di ringraziamento offerta alla divinità da un guarito, in modo lidico (Molto adagio) - Sentendo nuova forza (Andante)

19:30

4. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro - Presto

2:18

5. Allegro appassionato

6:53
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