Beethoven The Late Quartets Quartetto Italiano
Haydn: 3 String Quartets Opp.3 No.5, 64 No.5 & 76
Ravel/Debussy: String Quartets - Quatuor Ysae
Janácek: The String Quartets - Guarneri Quartet
Schubert: String Quartets Nos.13 & 14
The string quartet as a genre emerged in the Classical period when Haydn crystallised the form and Mozart developed it further. The sonorous combination of two violins, viola and cello has inspired many composers since to write an avalanche of music for string quartet.

beethoven

the late quartets
no.12, op.127
no.13, op.130
no.14, op.131
no.15, op.132
no.16, op.135
grosse fuge, op.133
Quartetto Italiano
3 CDs / Download 00028947586852
Int. Release 03 Sep. 2007
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