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  • Audio CD (11 Nov. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0000041FM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,402 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo 8:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 2. Allegro molto vivace 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 3. Allegro moderato0:57£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Più mosso - Andante moderato e lusinghiero - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio, ma non troppo e sempl14:34£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 5. Presto 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 6. Adagio quasi un poco andante 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131 - 7. Allegro 6:47£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro 9:59£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 2. Allegro ma non tanto 8:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 3. Canzona di ringraziamento offerta alla divinità da un guarito, in modo lidico (Molto adagio) - Sentendo nuova forza (Andante)19:29£2.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 4. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro - Presto 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 5. Allegro appassionato 6:51£0.79  Buy MP3 

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By revbd on 28 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This incredible music is available on numerous recordings. Some are good e.g. Busch, Lindsay. But none compare to those of the Italian Quartet. It is hard to believe that this recording of this music could ever be surpassed.
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By Terence A Cook on 12 Nov. 2013
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Not listened to the Beethoven Quartets before but this recording has opened my eyes (or should it be ears?) to this wonderful music. I shall listen to more of them now. Didn't know what I was missing.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kittsville on 9 April 2013
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An interesting issue with buying this as a download is that the title for the fourth movement of op131: " Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile — Più mosso — Andante moderato e lusinghiero — Adagio — Allegretto — Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice — Allegretto" when taken with the address for where you will store it proves to be too long for the Windows limit on a file address ( 256 characters). You have to shorten your address, by loading it much higher in the C drive than 'libraries' or 'music' .
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Revolutionary Music Played To The Extreme 8 Aug. 2003
By A. Michaelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The late quartets are undoubtedly the most revolutionary works Beethoven ever penned. Not only do they totally break the structural mold by having more than just four movements, they also introduce new harmonic, melodic, and contrapuntal techniques which Beethoven uses to elicit extremes in emotion, the likes of which music had previously never experienced. Beethoven said of his late quartets that they were not meant for his time but rather another time. Perhaps now is that time. We have come to an age where we can finally begin to understand the emotion and sentiment that this music is infused with, and we can finally appreciate these masterpieces that his contemporaries viewed as nothing more than the last attempts of a deaf man to keep his legacy alive. These quartets are simply spectacular, and the Quarteto Italiano do an incredible job of playing these masterpieces. They play the music immaculately and they bring for the emotional extremes that Beethoven intended. The playing is really just perfect. I guess the one issue with these recordings is that they're from the 1970s, which means that there is a slight balance issue (as with all recordings of the era) in that the treble is slightly more emphasized than the ever important bass. However, this is a minor blemish and is not enough to detract from the overall good sound quality and the exceptional playing. This is a recommended CD, as is its sister CD, which features the incredible Grosse Fuge.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Superb 18 Jun. 2002
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I first purchased these performances of the late quartets on vinyl back in the early to mid 1970's. I have listened to these wonderful performances many times over the years, and I just don't get tired of them. I have four of five other versions of the Beethoven quartets, and certainly, there are other great recordings of these works, but for clarity, precsion, attack, pesuasive power, sheer beauty of sound, I just keep coming back to the QI. At a cost of two CD's for the price of one, this is a terrific deal on arguably the best version of these quartets ever recorded. I can't think of any reason not to purchase this -- except that you can buy a boxed set of all the quartets for about [price].
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The way Beethoven would have wanted it 7 Mar. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the truly amazing recordings of one of Beethoven's greatest works. The quartet plays with simplicity, eloquence and with a lyrical tone that few can hope to match. Each of the movements is carefully crafted, and the playing is a window into the composer's soul, as also the wonderful interplay between the members of the quartets. I especially love the adagio, where each theme is a shining gem; these players imbue it with a brilliance that makes me breathless for more.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Neue Kraft fühlend 11 Mar. 2001
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These are recordings I return to again and again. These are performances that combine eloquence and passion, and the sound quality is wonderful despite the intervening years. The spacious distribution of this set (four discs instead of three) and the low price should make this reissue still more attractive. But make no mistake, these performances are topnotch and set a standard that few even approach.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful 20 Jan. 2005
By T. Ducken - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A Great performance of these truly beautiful string quartets, I simply love this CD. These two string quartets that Beethoven composed in his latter years are stunning and though every track on this CD is amazing the one track that stuck out to me the most was the third movement of the string quartet in A minor (op.132) the first time I heard this piece of music I was mesmerized.
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