Beethoven: String Quartets in E flat major op.127, in B flat major op.130, in C sharp minor op.131, in A minor op.132 & in F major op.135, Grosse Fuge in B flat major op.133


Beethoven’s so-called ‘late quartets’ have an inevitably large and long discography. The 1928 recordings by the Rosé Quartet (including op.131 on Biddulph) are perhaps the closest on disc to the sound world familiar in 19th-century Germany (although the Klingler Quartet is more closely allied to the Joachim tradition) with languid ...

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