Meyer, Peter Kamnitzer, Jack Kirstein. Keep in mind that these ratings are subjective, though I have tried my best to avoid underrating specific recordings, e. Note also that not all of the table below can be viewed as direct comparison, as for some ensembles I only had a few quartets to compare, and there may not be any overlap between recordings of such ensembles.
The fact that some artists only received top five-star ratings is partly due to the limitations in the iTunes rating options, with obvious limitations in the differentiation. In general, I used the rating levels as follows:. That said, there is of course no guarantee that anyone String Quartet No.2 In G agree with the above results….
Vote count:. In light of your disappointment, I think I need to go back and have a careful re-listen. A kind soul uploaded these onto YouTube- links:. I was lucky enough to hear the Kuijken Quartet perform Op59, No.
As I recall, Sigiswald played 2nd violin and his daughter 1st violin. Internal balances among the instruments are perfect, with cellist Clive Greensmith a solid but never excessively String Quartet No.2 In G presence in the bass. The sense of concentration is palpable.
In sum, these performances are very personal in approach, and so will be your own reaction to them. Certainly they have more than enough character and insight to allow them to stand out in a crowded field.
I am very eagerly looking forward to further releases from this group on its new label. It should be a very rewarding collaboration. The Belceas re-enact the creative torments of the composer to a degree where you feel their Presto Recording of the Week, 19th November Building a Library, OctoberFirst Choice.
Gramophone Awards,Finalist - Chamber. Add CDs to basket. Add download Op.18 No.2 - Beethoven* basket. View full details Read Takács Quartet - Complete String Quartets (CD) Listen to samples. Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. Grosse Fuge. Gramophone Magazine, JuneEditor's Choice. Leipziger Streichquartett. Beethoven: 6 Quartets, Op.
Colorado String Quartet. Parnassus Records. Artemis Quartett. Virgin Classics. Beethoven: The Early Quartets. Budapest Quartet. Szymanowski Quartet. Beethoven : String Quartets Op. Alexander String Quartet. Beethoven: The String Quartets. Early Beethoven Quartets. Beethoven: Early String Quartets. Wihan Quartet. Corona Classics. Beethoven: Complete Works [Box Set]. Cascade Records. Guarneri Quartet.
Shanghai Quartet. Camerata Records. Beethoven: The Collector's Edition. EMI Classics. Biddulph Recordings. Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. Borodin Quartet. Vermeer Quartet. The Lindsays. Beethoven: The Early String Quartets. Gewandhaus Quartet. Quatuor Hongrois. Alban Berg Quartet. Warner Music. Beethoven: The Masterworks. Cleveland Quartet. Telarc Distribution. Beethoven: 6 String Quartets Op. The Brodsky Quartet.
Challenge Classics. Sony Music Distribution. Petersen Quartett. Op.18 No.2 - Beethoven* Records. Taneyev Quartet. Boheme Music. Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets . Beethoven: The String Quartets, Vol. Talich Quartet. Beethoven: Quatuor, Op. Beethoven: The Complete Masterworks. Haydn was Beethoven's teacher at the time, and there are similarities in style between the two quartets. They are also both in the key of G major. After he finished the quartet, Beethoven was not satisfied with the second movement and wrote a replacement.
Sketches of the original slow movement survive and a complete version has been reconstructed by musicologist Barry Cooper. This article about a composition for a chamber music group is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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