The Quartetto Italiano (English: Italian Quartet) was a string quartet founded in Reggio Emilia in 1945. They made their debut in 1945 in Carpi when all four players were still in their early 20's. They were originally named Nuovo Quartetto Italiano before dropping the "Nuovo" tag in 1951. They are particularly noted for their recording of the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets, made between 1967 and 1975. The quartet disbanded in 1980.

The secretary and historian of the Quartet was Guido Alberto Borciani (Reggio Emilia, 20 October 1920 – 4 April 2008), mechanical engineer and talented pianist, Paolo's brother and founder in 1987 of the Premio Paolo Borciani.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Sämtliche Streichquartette Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann; Quartetto Italiano 1
1987 Klavierquintett, op. 34 Brahms; Maurizio Pollini, Quartetto Italiano 2
1990 String Quartets Haydn; Quartetto Italiano 1
1996 The Late Quartets Vol. 1 Beethoven; Quartetto Italiano 1
1996 La Jeune Fille et La Mort / La Truite Schubert; Quartetto Italiano 1
1996 The Late Quartets, Volume 2 Beethoven; Quartetto Italiano 1
2000 Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, op. 10 / Ravel: String Quartet in F major Debussy, Ravel; Quartetto Italiano 2
2001 The Late String Quartets Beethoven; Quartetto Italiano 1
2009 Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 Mozart; New Italian Quartet, Antoine de Bavier 1
Mozart: Quartetto in re minore KV 421 / Dvorak: Quartetto in fa maggiore Op. 96 / Ravel: Quartetto in fa maggiore Mozart, Dvořák, Ravel; Quartetto Italiano 1
String Quartets Haydn, Mozart; Quartetto Italiano 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 String Quartet No. 14 "Death and the Maiden" / Piano Quintet "The Trout" Franz Schubert; Quartetto Italiano, Beaux Arts Trio 1
1995 The Best of the Complete Mozart Edition 13: Streichquartette Mozart; Quartetto Italiano 1
1995 The Last Four Quartets Schubert; Quartetto Italiano 1
1996 Complete String Quartets Beethoven; Quartetto Italiano 1
1997 The Complete String Quartets / The Complete Clarinet Sonatas Brahms; Quartetto Italiano, George Pieterson, Hephzibah Menuhin 1
1998 The Quartetto Italiano Plays Vitali, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boccherini & Cambini Vitali, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boccherini, Cambini; Quartetto Italiano 1
1999 String Quartets “Rosamunde” / “Death and the Maiden” Schubert; Quartetto Italiano 1
2015 Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings Quartetto Italiano 1
Chamber Music Debussy; Quartetto Italiano, Arthur Grumiaux, Maurice Gendron 1

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