Session Report: The Calidore Quartet on recording Beethoven’s late quartets


Peter Quantrill hears from the Calidore Quartet about how Beethoven involves intense preparation and a sense of ‘leaning into the weird’

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A Beethoven cycle on record has been a long-held goal of the Calidore Quartet – as it is for most professional quartets – ‘probably since our inception’, says second violinist Ryan Meehan. The quartet’s line-up has not changed since its members found each other as graduate students at the Colburn School, Los Angeles, in 2010: violinists Jeffrey Myers and Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry and cellist Estelle Choi…

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