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Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge)

Takács Quartet

I attended some of these sessions and can still recall the forensic care and commitment the Takács brought to these works.
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Contents

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 No. 1

Work length27:26
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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2002-11-22
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro con brio

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2. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato

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3. Scherzo. Allegro molto

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4. Allegro

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

Work length22:59
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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Andras Fejér (cello), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola)
  • Recorded: 2003-09-04
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro

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2. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I

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3. Scherzo. Allegro

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4. Allegro molto, quasi presto

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

Work length23:38
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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2002-11-22
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro

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2. Andante con moto

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3. Allegro

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4. Presto

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

Work length22:15
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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Andras Fejér (cello), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola)
  • Recorded: 2003-09-04
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro ma non tanto

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2. Andante scherzoso, quasi allegretto

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3. Menuetto. Allegretto

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4. Allegro

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

Work length27:39
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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2002-11-22
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro

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2. Menuetto

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3. Andante cantabile

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4. Allegro

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

Work length24:07
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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Andras Fejér (cello), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola)
  • Recorded: 2003-09-04
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro con brio

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2. Adagio ma non troppo

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3. Scherzo. Allegro

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

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

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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Roger Tapping (viola), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2001-11-22
  • Recording Venue: St. George's Hall, Bristol

1. Allegro

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2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando

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3. Adagio molto e mesto

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4. Thème russe. Allegro

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

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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Roger Tapping (viola), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2001-07-19
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro

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2. Molto adagio

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3. Allegretto

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4. Finale. Presto

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

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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Roger Tapping (viola), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2001-07-19
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Introduzione. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace

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2. Andante con moto quasi allegretto

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3. Menuetto. Grazioso

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4. Allegro molto

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

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  • Takács Quartet (string quartet), Roger Tapping (viola), Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Recorded: 2001-11-22
  • Recording Venue: St. George's Hall, Bristol

1. Poco adagio - Allegro

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2. Adagio ma non troppo

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3. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo

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4. Allegretto con variazioni

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

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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2003-11-20
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegro con brio

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2. Allegretto ma non troppo

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3. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso

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4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato

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

Work length35:16
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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2004-05-21
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Maestoso - Allegro

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2. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile

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3. Scherzando vivace

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4. Finale

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

Work length42:57
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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2004-07-23
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro

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2. Presto

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3. Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando

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4. Alla danza tedesca. Allegro assai

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5. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo

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6. Finale. Allegro

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

Work length14:33
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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2004-07-23
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

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

Work length38:49
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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2003-11-20
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

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2. Allegro molto vivace

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3. Allegro moderato

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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

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5. Presto

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6. Adagio quasi un poco andante

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7. Allegro

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

Work length42:51
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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2004-05-21
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro

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2. Allegro ma non tanto

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3. Molto adagio

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

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5. Allegro appassionato

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

Work length24:37
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  • Edward Dusinberre (violin), Károly Schranz (violin), Roger Tapping (viola), Andras Fejér (cello)
  • Takács Quartet
  • Recorded: 2004-07-23
  • Recording Venue: St. George's, Bristol

1. Allegretto

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2. Vivace

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3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo

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

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