Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18: I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:33
2 String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18: II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:08
3 String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18: III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 2:43
4 String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 18: IV. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:42
5 String Quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18: I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:37
6 String Quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18: II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:49
7 String Quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18: III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:04
8 String Quartet no. 1 in F major, op. 18: IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:19
9 String Quartet no. 2 in G major, op. 18: I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:23
10 String Quartet no. 2 in G major, op. 18: II. Adagio cantabile – Allegro – Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:54
11 String Quartet no. 2 in G major, op. 18: III. Scherzo: Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:04
12 String Quartet no. 2 in G major, op. 18: IV. Allegro molto, quasi presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:10
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 4 in C minor op. 18 no. 4: I. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:09
2 String Quartet no. 4 in C minor op. 18 no. 4: II. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:01
3 String Quartet no. 4 in C minor op. 18 no. 4: III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:22
4 String Quartet no. 4 in C minor op. 18 no. 4: IV. Allegro – Prestissimo
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:13
5 String Quartet no. 5 in A major op. 18 no. 5: I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:18
6 String Quartet no. 5 in A major op. 18 no. 5: II. Menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:57
7 String Quartet no. 5 in A major op. 18 no. 5: III. Andante cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:56
8 String Quartet no. 5 in A major op. 18 no. 5: IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:21
9 String Quartet no. 6 in B‐flat major op. 18 no. 6: I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:52
10 String Quartet no. 6 in B‐flat major op. 18 no. 6: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:52
11 String Quartet no. 6 in B‐flat major op. 18 no. 6: III. Scherzo: Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:00
12 String Quartet no. 6 in B‐flat major op. 18 no. 6: IV. “La Malinconia”: Adagio – Allegretto quasi allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:16
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 1: I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 10:14
2 String Quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 1: II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:35
3 String Quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 1: III. Adagio molto e mesto – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 11:40
4 String Quartet no. 7 in F major, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 1: IV. “Theme russe”: Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:17
5 String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 2: I. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:12
6 String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 2: II. Molto Adagio: Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento
Ludwig van Beethoven 12:06
7 String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 2: III. Allegretto – Maggiore (“Theme russe”)
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:25
8 String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 2: IV. Finale: Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:17
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 9 in C major op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 3: I. Introduzione: Andante con moto – Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 10:06
2 String Quartet no. 9 in C major op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 3: II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:49
3 String Quartet no. 9 in C major op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 3: III. Menuetto grazioso – attacca
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:06
4 String Quartet no. 9 in C major op. 59 “Razumovsky” no. 3: IV. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:32
5 String Quartet no. 10 in E‐flat major op. 74 “Harp”: I. Poco adagio – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:10
6 String Quartet no. 10 in E‐flat major op. 74 “Harp”: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:54
7 String Quartet no. 10 in E‐flat major op. 74 “Harp”: III. Presto – Piu presto quasi prestissimo – attacca
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:46
8 String Quartet no. 10 in E‐flat major op. 74 “Harp”: IV. Allegretto con variazioni
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:42
9 String Quartet no. 11 in F minor op. 95 “Serioso”: I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:57
10 String Quartet no. 11 in F minor op. 95 “Serioso”: II. Allegretto ma non troppo – attacca
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:30
11 String Quartet no. 11 in F minor op. 95 “Serioso”: III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:03
12 String Quartet no. 11 in F minor op. 95 “Serioso”: IV. Larghetto espressivo – Allegretto agitato – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:16
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 12 in E‐flat major op. 127: I. Maestoso – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:56
2 String Quartet no. 12 in E‐flat major op. 127: II. Adagio – Andante – Adagio – Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven 14:23
3 String Quartet no. 12 in E‐flat major op. 127: III. Scherzo: Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:13
4 String Quartet no. 12 in E‐flat major op. 127: IV. Allegro – Allegro comodo
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:43
5 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: I. Adagio, ma non troppo… – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:13
6 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: II. Allegro molto vivace – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 2:45
7 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: III. Allegro moderato – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 0:44
8 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: IV. Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile – Piu mosso – Andante moderato e lusinghiero – Adagio – Allegretto – Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice – Allegretto – attacca
Ludwig van Beethoven 13:21
9 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: V. Presto – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:33
10 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: VI. Adagio quasi un poso andante – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 1:53
11 String Quartet no. 14 in C‐sharp minor op. 131: VII. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:16
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132: I. Assai sostenuto – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:34
2 String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132: II. Allegro ma non tanto
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:25
3 String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132: III. Andante – Molto adagio – Andante – Molto adagio: Mit innigster Empfindung
Ludwig van Beethoven 17:50
4 String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132: IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace – Piu allegro – attacca-
Ludwig van Beethoven 2:09
5 String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132: V. Allegro appassionato – Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:09
6 String Quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135: I. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:20
7 String Quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135: II. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:01
8 String Quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:49
9 String Quartet no. 16 in F major, op. 135: IV. Grave, ma non troppo tanto – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:21
CD 7
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: I. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 13:00
2 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: II. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 1:54
3 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: III. Andante con moto, ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:48
4 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: IV. “Alla danza tedesca”: Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:34
5 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: V. “Cavatina”: Adagio molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:13
6 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: VI. “Grosse Fuge”, op. 133: Overtura: Allegro – Meno mosso e Moderato – Allegro – Fuga: (Allegro) – Mino mosso e moderato – Allegro molto e con brio – Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 14:54
7 String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130: VI. Finale: Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:50

Credits

CD 1

strings [string quartet]:
Emerson String Quartet (1994-02) (tracks 1–4)
Emerson String Quartet (1994-11) (tracks 5–8)
Emerson String Quartet (1995-01) (tracks 9–12)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1798 – 1800) (tracks 1–8)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1799 – 1800) (tracks 9–12)
recorded at:
part of:
recording of:

CD 2

strings:
Emerson String Quartet (1994-10) (track 6)
Emerson String Quartet (1995-04) (track 1)
strings [string quartet]:
Emerson String Quartet (1994-06) (tracks 9–12)
Emerson String Quartet (1994-10) (tracks 5, 7–8)
Emerson String Quartet (1995-04) (tracks 2–4)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1798 – 1800) (tracks 9–12)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1799 – 1800) (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
part of:
recording of:

CD 3

violin:
Eugene Drucker (1994-10) (tracks 5–8)
Philip Setzer (1994-10) (tracks 5–8)
Eugene Drucker (1994-11) (tracks 1–4)
Philip Setzer (1994-11) (tracks 1–4)
cello:
David Finckel (1994-10) (tracks 5–8)
David Finckel (1994-11) (tracks 1–4)
strings [string quartet]:
Emerson String Quartet (1994-10) (tracks 5–8)
Emerson String Quartet (1994-11) (tracks 1–4)
viola:
Lawrence Dutton (1994-10) (tracks 5–8)
Lawrence Dutton (1994-11) (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1805 – 1806) (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
arrangements:
part of:
recording of:

CD 4

violin:
Eugene Drucker (1994-12) (tracks 1–4, 9–12)
Philip Setzer (1994-12) (tracks 1–4, 9–12)
Eugene Drucker (1995-01) (tracks 5–8)
Philip Setzer (1995-01) (tracks 5–8)
cello:
David Finckel (1994-12) (tracks 1–4, 9–12)
David Finckel (1995-01) (tracks 5–8)
strings [string quartet]:
Emerson String Quartet (1994-12) (tracks 1–4, 9–12)
Emerson String Quartet (1995-01) (tracks 5–8)
viola:
Lawrence Dutton (1994-12) (tracks 1–4, 9–12)
Lawrence Dutton (1995-01) (tracks 5–8)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1805 – 1806) (tracks 1–4)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1809) (tracks 5–8)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1810 – 1811) (tracks 9–12)
recorded at:
edit of:
later versions:
String Quartet in F minor, op. 95: I. Allegro con brio (for string orchestra, arr. by Mahler) (track 9)
String Quartet in F minor, op. 95: II. Allegretto ma non troppo (for string orchestra, arr. by Mahler) (track 10)
String Quartet in F minor, op. 95: III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso (for string orchestra, arr. by Mahler) (track 11)
part of:
recording of:

CD 5

violin:
Eugene Drucker (1994-03) (tracks 1–11)
Philip Setzer (1994-03) (tracks 1–11)
cello:
David Finckel (1994-03) (tracks 1–11)
viola:
Lawrence Dutton (1994-03) (tracks 1–11)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1823 – 1824) (tracks 1–4)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1825 – 1826) (tracks 5–11)
recorded at:
part of:
recording of:

CD 6

violin:
Eugene Drucker (1994-04) (tracks 1–5)
Philip Setzer (1994-04) (tracks 1–5)
Eugene Drucker (1995-03 – 1995-04) (tracks 6–9)
Philip Setzer (1995-03 – 1995-04) (tracks 6–9)
cello:
David Finckel (1994-04) (tracks 1–5)
David Finckel (1995-03 – 1995-04) (tracks 6–9)
strings:
Emerson String Quartet (1994-04) (track 3)
Emerson String Quartet (1995-03 – 1995-04) (track 9)
viola:
Lawrence Dutton (1994-04) (tracks 1–5)
Lawrence Dutton (1995-03 – 1995-04) (tracks 6–9)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1824 – 1826) (tracks 1–5)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1826) (tracks 6–9)
recorded at:
is the basis for:
Opus 132 (track 3)
part of:
recording of:

CD 7

violin:
Eugene Drucker (1994-04) (track 6)
Philip Setzer (1994-04) (track 6)
Eugene Drucker (1994-06) (tracks 1–5, 7)
Philip Setzer (1994-06) (tracks 1–5, 7)
cello:
David Finckel (1994-04) (track 6)
David Finckel (1994-06) (tracks 1–5, 7)
strings:
viola:
Lawrence Dutton (1994-04) (track 6)
Lawrence Dutton (1994-06) (tracks 1–5, 7)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1825) (track 6)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1825 – 1826) (tracks 1–5, 7)
dedicated to:
recorded at:
part of:
Beethoven opera (number: op. 133) (track 6)
arrangements:
String Quartet no. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130: V. Cavatina (for piano solo, Balakirev) (track 5)
orchestrations:
Große Fugue, op. 133 (orchestrated by Weingartner) (track 6)
Große Fugue, op. 133 (catch-all for all orchestrations) (track 6)
part of:
recording of: