Quartetto Italiano, Paolo Borciani, Elisa Pegreffi, Piero Farulli, Franco Rossi Beethoven: Complete String QuartetsDiscothèque Idéale Qobuz

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

Quartetto Italiano, Paolo Borciani, Elisa Pegreffi, Piero Farulli, Franco Rossi

Released on November 20, 2014 by Decca Music Group Ltd.

Main artist: Quartetto Italiano

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (November 2012)

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Album : 10 disks - 71 tracks Total length : 09:00:09

    DISC 1
    String Quartet No.1 in F, Op.18 No.1 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  1. 1 1. Allegro con brio

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  2. 2 2. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  3. 3 3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  4. 4 4. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  5. String Quartet No.2 in G, Op.18 No.2
  6. 5 1. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  7. 6 2. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  8. 7 3. Scherzo (Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  9. 8 4. Allegro molto, quasi presto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  10. DISC 2
    String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.18 No.3
  11. 1 1. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  12. 2 2. Andante con moto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  13. 3 3. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  14. 4 4. Presto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

  15. String Quartet No.4 in C minor, Op.18 No.4
  16. 5 1. Allegro ma non tanto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  17. 6 2. Andante scherzoso, quasi allegretto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  18. 7 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  19. 8 4. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Cees Heijkoop, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

  20. DISC 3
    String Quartet No.5 in A, Op.18 No.5
  21. 1 1. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  22. 2 2. Menuetto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  23. 3 3. Andante cantabile

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  24. 4 4. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  25. String Quartet No.6 in B flat, Op.18 No.6
  26. 5 1. Allegro con brio

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  27. 6 2. Adagio ma non troppo

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  28. 7 3. Scherzo (Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  29. 8 4. La Malinconia (Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro - Adagio - Allegretto - Poco adagio - Prestissimo)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Gerard Janszen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

  30. DISC 4
    String Quartet No.7 In F, Op.59 No.1 - "Rasumovsky No. 1"
  31. 1 1. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  32. 2 2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  33. 3 3. Adagio molto e mesto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  34. 4 4. Thème russe (Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  35. DISC 5
    String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op.59 No.2 -"Rasumovsky No. 2"
  36. 1 1. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  37. 2 2. Molto adagio

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  38. 3 3. Allegretto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  39. 4 4. Finale (Presto)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  40. String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 - "Serioso"
  41. 5 1. Allegro con brio

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  42. 6 2. Allegretto ma non troppo

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  43. 7 3. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  44. 8 4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  45. DISC 6
    String Quartet No.9 In C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3"
  46. 1 1. Introduzione (Andante con moto) - Allegro vivace

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  47. 2 2. Andante con moto quasi allegretto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  48. 3 3. Menuetto (Grazioso)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  49. 4 4. Allegro molto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frans van Dongen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

  50. String Quartet No.10 In E Flat, Op.74 - "Harp"
  51. 5 1. Poco adagio - Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  52. 6 2. Adagio ma non troppo

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  53. 7 3. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  54. 8 4. Allegretto con variazioni

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

  55. DISC 7
    String Quartet No.12 in E Flat Major, Op.127
  56. 1 1. Maestoso - Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  57. 2 2. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  58. 3 3. Scherzando vivace

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  59. 4 4. Finale

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  60. String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135
  61. 5 1. Allegretto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  62. 6 2. Vivace

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  63. 7 3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  64. 8 4. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (Grave - Allegro - Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  65. DISC 8
    String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130
  66. 1 1. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  67. 2 2. Presto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  68. 3 3. Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  69. 4 4. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  70. 5 5. Cavatina ( Adagio molto espressivo)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  71. 6 6. Finale (Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  72. Grosse Fuge in B flat, op.133
  73. 7 Overtura (Allegro) - Meno mosso e moderato - Allegro - Fuga

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Willem van Leeuwen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  74. DISC 9
    String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op.131
  75. 1 1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  76. 2 2. Allegro molto vivace

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  77. 3 3. Allegro moderato

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  78. 4 4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Più mosso - Andante moderato e lusinghiero - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice - Allegretto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  79. 5 5. Presto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  80. 6 6. Adagio quasi un poco andante

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  81. 7 7. Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Ko Witteveen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

  82. DISC 10
    String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132
  83. 1 1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  84. 2 2. Allegro ma non tanto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  85. 3 3. Canzona di ringraziamento offerta alla divinità da un guarito, in modo lidico (Molto adagio) - Sentendo nuova forza (Andante)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  86. 4 4. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro - Presto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

  87. 5 5. Allegro appassionato

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Tony Buczynski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

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If beauty is truth and truth beauty, then the Quartetto Italiano's late-'60s, early-'70s cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets is possibly the most truthful cycle ever recorded because it is certainly the most beautiful cycle ever recorded. No quartet has ever played with such consummate beauty of tone, such ideal intonation, and such superb ensemble as the Quartetto Italiano. In the most strenuous passages, in the most awkward, in the most excruciating passages, the Italiano is always and everywhere transcendentally beautiful. The "early" quartets bring out all the high-Classical poise and elegance of the works, expressing the strong emotions of the young Beethoven in performances of graceful beauty. The "middle" quartets are powerfully muscular and as powerfully intellectual, balancing the heart and mind of the mature Beethoven in performances of exquisite beauty. The "late" quartets are deeply emotional and profoundly spiritual, transcending the duality of heart and mind in the sublime beauty of the interpretations. And Philips' stereo sound is nearly as beautiful as the Italiano's tone and certainly as truthful as any recording could possibly be in capturing the greatness of these interpretations. One of the two or three greatest sets of the Beethoven quartets ever recorded.

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