Playlist for 9th October 2011 – Classical String Quartets Part 2

Written by on October 8, 2011

 Classical Quartets –  This is the second Variations show based on Classical era string quartets from four of the greatest composers for the string quartet genre, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.  Last week’s show featured Haydn quartets form across a wide swathe of his compositional life in tandem with music from the set of six quartets that Mozart dedicated to Haydn.  Today’s show is going to feature 2 groups of 3 quartets from Beethoven and Schubert, alternating movements from each of Beethoven’s Op 59 works, known as the Rasumovsky quartets with Schubert’s final 3 string quartets.  



String Quartet


String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1 – ‘Rasumovsky’ – 1. Allegro

Amadeus Quartet


Schubert String Quartet No.13 in A minor D804 ‘Rosamunde’ – III. Menuetto

Quartetto Italiano:


String Quartet No. 8 in E minor – Opus 59/2 – 3. Allegretto

Guarneri Qt


Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ – I. Allegro

Takacs Quartet


Beethoven: String Quartet #9 In C, Op. 59/3, "Rasumovsky #3" – 1. Introduzione

Takács Quartet


Quartet 15 IV Allegro assai

Belcea String Quartet

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