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Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets [7CDs] (2020)

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Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets [7CDs] (2020)

Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.57 Gb | Total time: 08:49:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029533981 | Recorded: 2019-2020

The Quatuor Ébène timed this round-the-world Beethoven cycle to coincide with Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020, beginning a worldwide tour and fortunately completing it before the outbreak of the pandemic in that year. The cycle was recorded in Philadelphia, Vienna, Tokyo, São Paolo, Melbourne, Nairobi, and finally Paris. CD buyers get a combination of travelogue and set of work descriptions, but it's not clear that the performances were influenced in any way by the globetrotting. This is, however, a very strong Beethoven set, with full-blooded performances perhaps unexpected from a group that made its name with French quartet music. Credit, first of all, goes to mastering engineer Fabrice Planchat, who followed the group around the world with a portable studio, recording, according to the ambiguous note, "live and in rehearsal" (there is no audience noise). The sound retains some of its original characteristics, including in an acoustically inferior Alliance Française Auditorium in Nairobi, but is stitched together into a coherent whole. The Quatuor Ébène generally offers high-intensity readings that relax at times into passages of passionate rather than delicate lyricism. In the String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131, the Allegro molto vivace of the second movement may seem to leave no room for the Presto of the fifth, but the group makes it happen. The late quartets as a whole are extremely compelling, with the group catching the odd mixture of comedy and existential dread in the String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135, and delivering a heartfelt "prayer of thanks of one who has recovered to the Godhead" in the slow movement of the String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132. An unusual feature among the late quartets is that the String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130, concludes with the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, the work's original finale, rather than the finale on which Beethoven eventually settled. The early quartets get weighty readings that place them at the forefront of Beethoven's stylistic development rather than in Haydn's orbit; listen to the alternatively lovely and grim "La Malinconia" finale of the String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18. No. 6. Curiously, two of the three Op. 59 "Razumovsky" quartets are placed together on a single disc rather than being evenly distributed, but these too follow the pattern of fast tempos and high-energy readings. It may be that the Quatuor Ébène did not need to travel the globe to accomplish this, but the group's Beethoven cycle compels attention.
– James Manheim

Performer:
Quatuor Ébène:
Pierre Colombet, violin I
Gabriel Le Magadure, violin II
Marie Chilemme, viola
Raphaël Merlin, cello


CD1:
String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18 No. 1
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
3. III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
4. IV. Allegro
String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
5. I. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo -
6. II. Allegro molto vivace -
7. III. Allegro moderato - Adagio
8. IV. Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Più mosso - Andante moderato e lusinghiero - Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio, ma non troppo e semplice - Allegretto -
9. V. Presto - Molto poco adagio -
10. VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante -
11. VII. Allegro
CD2:
String Quartet No. 7 in F, Op. 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky"
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
3. III. Adagio molto e mesto -
4. IV. Thème russe: Allegro
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 "Razumovsky"
5. I. Allegro
6. II. Molto Adagio (Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento)
7. III. Allegretto - Maggiore (Thème russe)
8. IV. Finale. Presto
CD3:
String Quartet No. 9 in C, Op. 59 No. 3 "Razumovsky"
1. I. Introduzione: Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
2. II. Andante con moto quasi Allegretto
3. III. Menuetto: Grazioso - Trio
4. IV. Allegro molto
String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Op. 130
5. I. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro
6. II. Presto
7. III. Andante con moto, ma non troppo (Poco scherzando)
8. IV. Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai
9. V. Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo
10. Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
CD4:
String Quartet No. 6 in B flat, Op. 18 No. 6
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
3. III. Scherzo: Allegro
4. IV. La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi Allegro
String Quartet No. 12 in E flat, Op. 127
5. I. Maestoso - Allegro
6. II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Andante con moto - Adagio molto espressivo - Tempo I
7. III. Scherzando: Vivace
8. IV. Allegro - Allegro comodo
CD5:
String Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 18 No. 2
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I
3. III. Scherzo: Allegro
4. IV. Allegro molto, quasi Presto
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Quartett[o] serioso"
5. I. Allegro con brio
6. II. Allegretto ma non troppo -
7. III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso - Più allegro
8. IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
String Quartet No. 10 in E flat, Op. 74 "Harp"
9. I. Poco adagio - Allegro
10. II. Adagio ma non troppo
11. III. Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo
12. IV. Allegretto con Variazioni
CD6:
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
1. I. Allegro ma non tanto
2. II. Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto
3. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
4. IV. Allegro - Prestissimo
String Quartet No. 5 in A, Op. 18 No. 5
5. I. Allegro
6. II. Menuetto
7. III. Andante cantabile
8. IV. Allegro
String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135
9. I. Allegretto
10. II. Vivace
11. III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
12. IV. Der schwer gefasste Entschluss: Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Muss es sein?) - Allegro (Es muss sein!) - Grave, ma non troppo tratto - allegro
CD7:
String Quartet No. 3 in D, Op. 18 No. 3
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andante con moto
3. III. Allegro
4. IV. Presto
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
5. I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
6. II. Allegro ma non tanto
7. III. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart: Molto adagio - Neue Kraft fühlend: Andante - Molto adagio - Andante - Mit innigster Empfindung: Molto adagio
8. IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Più allegro -
9. V. Allegro appassionato - Presto



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Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets [7CDs] (2020)

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