Album · 2011 · 16 Songs. String Quartet in F major op. 59 no. 1: Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando : Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando. 3. 1: Adagio molto e mesto : Adagio molto e mesto. 4. 1: Allegro : Allegro. 5. String Quartet in e minor op. 2: Allegro : Allegro. 6. 2: Molto Adagio : Molto Adagio. 7. 2: Allegretto : Allegretto. 8. 2: Finale: Presto : Presto.
One noteworthy exception is the Kuijken Quartet, an ensemble made up of two generations of stellar string musicians. Most well-known for its period instrument, historical performance practice playing, it appears on this two-disc Challenge Classics set performing on modern instruments with less regard for what might be historically accurate and more what the musicians' "guts" tell them. 59 "Razumovsky" Quartets, along with the sometimes overlooked Op. 29 String Quintet (for which Marleen Thiers, wife of the quartet's second violinist, joins in on the second viola part). While period practice may not be the primary goal here, the Kuijkens' keen musical insights still produce performances of staggering sophistication, detail, and vitality.
This recording, by two generations of musicians from the Kuijken family (Veronica, Sigiswald, Sara and Wieland Kuijken), with my wife Marleen Thiers, 2nd viola in the quintet, was made with so-called ‘modern’ instruments . Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando 1-03 – String Quartet in F major Op. 1- III. Adagio molto e mesto 1-04 – String Quartet in F major Op. 1- IV.
String Quartet in E Minor op. 2. Allegro Ludwig van Beethoven; Kuijken Quartet. By writing string quartets, Beethoven became involved in an entirely new setting. On this double album, the period instrument specialist Kuijken Quartet has, exceptionally, chosen to use modern instruments. This recording was made with so-called ‘modern’ instruments. 2: Molto Adagio. 2: Allegretto. 2: Presto. 1. String Quartet in C major op. 3 Razumovsky : Introduzione: Andante con moto.
Other Albums by Kuijken Quartet. Beethoven: String Quartets op. 59 Razumovsky, String Quintet op. 29. Kuijken Quartet.
The String Quintet in C major, Op. 29 written by Ludwig van Beethoven, was composed in 1801. This work is scored for string quartet and an extra viola (two violins, two violas, and cello)
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major Op. 1, String Quartet in E minor Op. 2, String Quartet in C major Op. 3, String Quintet in C major Op.