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Beethoven, Quatuor Mosaïques - String Quartets Opus 18 Nos. 5 & 6 album mp3

Beethoven, Quatuor Mosaïques - String Quartets Opus 18 Nos. 5 & 6 album mp3

Performer: Beethoven
Title: String Quartets Opus 18 Nos. 5 & 6
Released: 2005
Style: Romantic
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 834
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18 String Quartets by the Quatuor Mosaïques was originally released in early 1995, it set the standard for period instrument performance practice. The Mosaïques had already released great recordings of the quartets by Haydn, Boccherini, and Mozart, but no one dreamed that the Beethoven would be this good, this warmly grained, this richly polished, this fully humane. Although playing with a completely secure technique set the group apart from its contemporaries, the things that really set the Mosaïques above its contemporaries was the depth of tone and the profundity of interpretation.

There is something about the sound of the Quatuor Mosaïques that speaks to me like none other. Their sound almost makes that of modern instrument recordings sound wrong.

Album: Portrait, Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 Nos. 5 & 6. Release year: 1998. 57, G. 415: Provensal : allegro vivo 02:36. Quatuor Mosaïques, Йозеф Гайдн - String Quartets, Op. 77, No. 1 in G Major, Hob. III:81: I. Allegro moderato 07:18. Quatuor Mosaïques, Людвиг ван Бетховен: best 2 tracks. Seid Muhammad Shah, Людвиг ван Бетховен - Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op.

String Quartet Opus 18 No. 1 In F Major.

May 29 2005, 1:00am, The Sunday Times. That is certainly not how it appears here in the fine performance by the Quatuor Mosaïques. The Viennese period-instrument ensemble relish both its fiery energy and its whimsical humour.

The key of C minor generally found Beethoven in passionate mood – think of the ‘Pathétique’ piano sonata, for example – and the fourth quartet is no exception. From the stabbing accents of the very first phrase the Mosaïques show their complete mastery, keeping up the tension until the end of the movement.

The three Razumovsky (or Rasumovsky) string quartets, opus 59, are the quartets Ludwig van Beethoven wrote in 1806, as a result of a commission by the Russian ambassador in Vienna, Count Andreas Razumovsky: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1. String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 2. 9 in C major, Op. 3. They are the first three of what are usually known as the "Middle Period" string quartets, or simply the "Middle Quartets

18, Nos. 4-6 Eybler Quartet. Joseph Leopold Edler Von Eybler - String Quartets: Op. 1, No 1 -3. 2006. Johann Baptist Vanhal, String Quartets, Op. 6. 2017.

The String Quartets Nos. 1-6, Opus 18 are thought to demonstrate his total mastery of the classical string quartet as developed by Haydn and Mozart. The next three, or the Razumovsky Quartets are extremely popular even today, as they greatly expanded the form and incorporated a new degree of emotional sensitivity and drama. These were followed by String Quartets Nos. 10 - 11, Opus 74 "Harp" and 95 "Serioso" (Beethoven). Finally, the Late Beethoven String Quartets, which group includes his last five quartets and the Große Fuge, are the composer's last completed works


String Quartet Opus 18 No. 5 In A Major
1 Allegro 8:11
2 Menuetto 5:00
3 Andante Cantabile 10:51
4 Allegro 7:44
String Quartet Opus 18 No. 6 In B Flat Major
5 Allegro Con Brio 7:00
6 Allegro Ma Non Troppo 7:33
7 Scherzo 3:18
8 La Malinconia [Adagio-Allegretto Quasi Allegro] 8:13

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Auvidis
  • Copyright (c) – Naïve


  • Cello – Christophe Coin
  • Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Edited By – Erik Sikkema
  • Engineer [Recording] – Erik Sikkema
  • Liner Notes – Brigitte Massin
  • Liner Notes [English Translation] – Mary Pardoe
  • Liner Notes [German Translation] – Dorothea Preiss
  • Photography By [Cover] – Kenneth Noland
  • Photography By [Inside] – Jean-Christophe Polien
  • Producer [Recording] – Helmut Mühle
  • Viola – Anita Mitterer
  • Violin – Andrea Bischof, Erich Höbarth


Recorded in April 1994, in Grafenegg Schloss "Alte Reitschule" (Austria).
Total Playing Time = 57' 40".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 822186089019
  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Other: LC 7496
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