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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

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

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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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DISC 1

String Quartet No.1 in F, Op.18 No.1 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Allegro con brio 00:08:54

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato 00:09:27

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Scherzo (Allegro molto) 00:03:25

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Allegro 00:06:29

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No.2 in G, Op.18 No.2 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Allegro 00:08:25

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I 00:06:42

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Scherzo (Allegro) 00:04:22

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. Allegro molto, quasi presto 00:05:55

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 2

String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.18 No.3 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Allegro 00:08:08

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Andante con moto 00:08:28

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Allegro 00:03:03

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Presto 00:06:36

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

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No.4 in C minor, Op.18 No.4 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Allegro ma non tanto 00:09:04

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Andante scherzoso, quasi allegretto 00:07:26

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Menuetto (Allegretto) 00:04:18

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. Allegro 00:04:28

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

℗ 1975 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 3

String Quartet No.5 in A, Op.18 No.5 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Allegro 00:06:41

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Menuetto 00:05:22

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Andante cantabile 00:10:56

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Allegro 00:06:34

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No.6 in B flat, Op.18 No.6 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Allegro con brio 00:06:26

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Adagio ma non troppo 00:07:30

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Scherzo (Allegro) 00:03:28

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. La Malinconia (Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro - Adagio - Allegretto - Poco adagio - Prestissimo) 00:10:08

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

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 4

String Quartet No.7 In F, Op.59 No.1 - "Rasumovsky No. 1" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Allegro 00:11:35

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando 00:08:58

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Adagio molto e mesto 00:13:09

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Thème russe (Allegro) 00:06:37

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 5

String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op.59 No.2 -"Rasumovsky No. 2" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Allegro 00:10:23

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Molto adagio 00:14:22

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Allegretto 00:08:06

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Finale (Presto) 00:05:39

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 - "Serioso" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Allegro con brio 00:04:21

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Allegretto ma non troppo 00:06:59

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso 00:04:07

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato 00:04:57

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 6

String Quartet No.9 In C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Introduzione (Andante con moto) - Allegro vivace 00:10:39

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Andante con moto quasi allegretto 00:09:59

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Menuetto (Grazioso) 00:05:02

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Allegro molto 00:06:19

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

℗ 1974 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No.10 In E Flat, Op.74 - "Harp" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Poco adagio - Allegro 00:10:17

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Adagio ma non troppo 00:10:07

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo 00:05:26

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. Allegretto con variazioni 00:06:49

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

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 7

String Quartet No.12 in E Flat Major, Op.127 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Maestoso - Allegro 00:06:57

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile 00:15:23

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Scherzando vivace 00:08:36

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Finale 00:07:04

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Allegretto 00:06:21

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Vivace 00:04:00

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo 00:07:10

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (Grave - Allegro - Grave ma non troppo tratto - Allegro) 00:07:40

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 8

String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro 00:13:56

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Presto 00:02:07

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Andante con moto ma non troppo. Poco scherzando 00:07:09

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Alla danza tedesca (Allegro assai) 00:03:11

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

5
5. Cavatina ( Adagio molto espressivo) 00:07:08

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

6
6. Finale (Allegro) 00:09:13

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

Grosse Fuge in B flat, op.133 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

7
Overtura (Allegro) - Meno mosso e moderato - Allegro - Fuga 00:18:49

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 9

String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op.131 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo 00:08:54

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Allegro molto vivace 00:03:05

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Allegro moderato 00:00:57

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Più mosso - Andante moderato e lusinghiero - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice - Allegretto 00:14:34

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

5
5. Presto 00:05:38

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

6
6. Adagio quasi un poco andante 00:02:26

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

7
7. Allegro 00:06:47

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

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 10

String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro 00:09:59

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Allegro ma non tanto 00:08:19

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Canzona di ringraziamento offerta alla divinità da un guarito, in modo lidico (Molto adagio) - Sentendo nuova forza (Andante) 00:19:30

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro - Presto 00:02:18

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

5
5. Allegro appassionato 00:06:52

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

℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.

Album Description

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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