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ACD22493 - May, 2015

Beethoven Intégrale des quatuors à cordes, Vol. III

“There’s marvellous playing, tremendous accuracy and attention to detail here, made even more effective by the way this ensemble seems to think, breathe and play in complete unison. ”
—Terry Robbins,WholeNote Magazine [ABOUT VOL. 1]

The Alcan String Quartet celebrates its 25th anniversary with a landmark three-volume recording of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 16 string quartets. Volume 1, containing the 6 quartets from Beethoven’s early period, was released in November 2014. Volume 2 was released last February 2015.

The Alcan String Quartet—violinists Laura Andriani and Nathalie Camus, violist Luc Beauchemin, and cellist David Ellis—is active in Canada and internationally. The quartet’s originality, contagious enthusiasm, unique sonority, and remarkable cohesion have all contributed to its success. Both on stage and in the recording studio, the Alcan Quartet possesses the qualities that characterize the best ensembles of its kind: a recognizable personality, a homogeneous sound, and an elegant style.

 


 
 
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Disque No 1

Quatuor no 12, en mi bémol majeur | in E flat major, Op. 127
Beethoven, Ludwig van
34:50
$5.49
1
Maestoso – Allegro teneramente

6:30
$1.99
2
Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile

13:33
$2.99
3
Scherzando vivace

8:15
$1.99
4
Finale

6:32
$1.99
Quatuor no 14, en ut dièse mineur | in C sharp minor, Op. 131
Beethoven, Ludwig van
39:01
$5.49
5
Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

6:48
$1.99
6
Allegro molto vivace

2:56
$0.99
7
Allegro moderato-Adagio

0:48
$0.99
8
Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile

14:31
$2.99
9
Presto

5:20
$0.99
10
Adagio quasi un poco andante

2:00
$0.99
11
Allegro

6:38
$1.99

Disque No 2

Quatuor no 13, en si bémol majeur | in B flat major, Op. 130
Beethoven, Ludwig van
41:25
$6.49
1
Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro

13:02
$2.99
2
Presto

2:05
$0.99
3
Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando

7:08
$1.99
4
Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai

3:06
$1.99
5
Cavatina : Adagio molto espressivo

6:16
$1.99
6
Finale : Allegro

9:48
$1.99
7
Grande Fugue en si bémol majeur | «Große Fuge» in B flat major, Op. 133: Overtura
Beethoven, Ludwig van
16:43
$3.99

Disque No 3

Quatuor no 15, en la mineur | in A minor, Op. 132
Beethoven, Ludwig van
43:43
$6.49
1
Assai sostenuto – Allegro

9:03
$1.99
2
Allegro ma non tanto

9:00
$1.99
3
Canzona di ringraziamento

16:37
$3.99
4
Alla marcia, assai vivace – Più allegro – Presto

2:11
$0.99
5
Allegro appassionato

6:52
$1.99
Quatuor no 16, en fa majeur | in F major, Op. 135
Beethoven, Ludwig van
22:45
$3.99
6
Allegretto

6:07
$1.99
7
Vivace

3:15
$0.99
8
Lento assai, cantate e tranquillo

6:44
$1.99
9
Grave ma non troppo tratto – Allegro

6:39
$1.99