Hungarian Quartet

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

CD (Number of discs: 7)
3 Mar 2017

Barcode: 0190295869274

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Other participants: Zoltán Székely, Alexandre Moskowsky, Dénes Koromzay, Vilmos Palotai

The Hungarian Quartet, formed in 1935, embodied the very best of the Central European tradition of string-playing, and this cycle, recorded in Paris in the early 1950s, represents an essential staging post in the quest for Beethoven “These performances will give endless pleasure,” wrote Gramophone, “… the ensemble attack and technical proficiency of this quartet are beyond praise … and so is their grasp of the music.” These recordings have now been remastered from the original tapes in 24BIT-96kHz digital sound.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1: I. Allegro con brio  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1: II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1: III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1: VI. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2: I. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2: II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2: III. Scherzo (Allegro)  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2: VI. Allegro molto, quasi presto  - Hungarian Quartet 
09 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18 No. 3: I. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
10 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18 No. 3: II. Andante con moto  - Hungarian Quartet 
11 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18 No. 3: III. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
12 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18 No. 3: IV. Presto  - Hungarian Quartet 
Disc 2 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4: I. Allegro ma non tanto  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4: II. Scherzo (Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto)  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4: III. Menuetto (Allegretto)  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4: IV. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5: I. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5: II. Menuetto  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5: III. Andante cantabile  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5: IV. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
09 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6: I. Allegro con brio  - Hungarian Quartet 
10 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6: II. Adagio ma non troppo  - Hungarian Quartet 
11 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6: III. Scherzo (Allegro)  - Hungarian Quartet 
12 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6: IV. Adagio (La Malinconia) - Allegretto quasi allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
Disc 3 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1, "Razumovsky": I. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1, "Razumovsky": II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1, "Razumovsky": III. Adagio molto e mesto  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1, "Razumovsky": IV. Allegro (Thème russe)  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, "Razumovsky": I. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, "Razumovsky": II. Molto adagio  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, "Razumovsky": III. Allegretto  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 No. 2, "Razumovsky": IV. Finale (Presto)  - Hungarian Quartet 
Disc 4 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3, "Razumovsky": I. Introduzione (Andante con moto - Allegro vivace)  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3, "Razumovsky": II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3, "Razumovsky": III. Menuetto (Grazioso)  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3, "Razumovsky": IV. Allegro molto  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp": I. Poco adagio - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp": II. Adagio ma non troppo  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp": III. Presto  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp": IV. Allegretto con variazioni  - Hungarian Quartet 
Disc 5 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, "Quartetto serioso": I. Allegro con brio  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, "Quartetto serioso": II. Allegretto ma non troppo  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, "Quartetto serioso": III. Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, "Quartetto serioso": IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: I. Maestoso - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: III. Scherzando vivace  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: IV. Finale  - Hungarian Quartet 
09 Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B-Flat Major, Op. 133  - Hungarian Quartet 
Disc 6 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: I. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: II. Presto  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: III. Andante con moto, ma non troppo  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: IV. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai)  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina (Adagio molto espressivo)  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: VI. Finale (Allegro)  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: II. Allegro molto vivace  - Hungarian Quartet 
09 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: III. Allegro molto moderato - Adagio - Più vivace  - Hungarian Quartet 
10 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: IV. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile  - Hungarian Quartet 
11 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: V. Presto  - Hungarian Quartet 
12 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante  - Hungarian Quartet 
13 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: VII. Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
Disc 7 
01 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 
02 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: II. Allegro ma non tanto  - Hungarian Quartet 
03 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: III. Molto adagio  - Hungarian Quartet 
04 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace  - Hungarian Quartet 
05 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: V. Finale (Allegro appassionato)  - Hungarian Quartet 
06 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: I. Allegretto  - Hungarian Quartet 
07 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: II. Vivace  - Hungarian Quartet 
08 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantate et tranquillo  - Hungarian Quartet 
09 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: IV. Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro  - Hungarian Quartet 


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