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The Casals Quartet will release the complete Beethoven string quartets on three albums for Harmonia Mundi in June 2018, spring 2019, and 2020. The first album, ‘Inventions’, features Quartets nos.1, 3, 4, 7, 12 and 16, and op.14 no.1.

‘The works are absolutely idiomatic,’ says Casals violist Jonathan Brown, ‘in that no other formation could have allowed Beethoven to achieve what he did with the quartets,’ First violinist Abel Tomàs adds: ‘To play Beethoven quartets well, the ensemble must have the dexterity of a virtuoso pianist, the colour of an orchestra and the cantabile of a great singer.’

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Closing date 31 May 2018