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Beethoven, Ludwig Van / Cypress String Quartet / Late String Quartets
Album:Late String Quartets Collection:Classical
Artist:Beethoven, Ludwig Van / Cypress String Quartet Added:07/2012
Label:Cypress Performing Arts 

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Add Date:2012-07-29 Pull Date:2012-09-30 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130: 1. Adagio Ma Non Troppo – Allegr
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String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 4. Grave Ma Non Troppo Tratto (6:56), String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 3. Lento Assai, Cantante E Traquillo (7:18), String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 2. Vivace (3:21), String Quartet In F Major Op. 135: 1. Allegretto (6:42)
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String Quartet In F Major Op. 135: 1. Allegretto (6:42)
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String quartet in F major, op. 135
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String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 2. Vivace (3:21)
6.Aug 13, 2012:In Your Ear | Global Radio
String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 2. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo E Molto Cantabi, String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 1. Maestoso- Allegro (6:05)

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2012-07-21 
Beethoven: The Late String Quartets (Opp. 127, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135) / Cypress String Quartet
Label: Cypress Performing Arts, 2012

Composed in 1825 and 1826, these are Beethoven’s (1770-1827) last major works. Revolutionary, they also hark back to Haydn and Mozart (in Op. 135) and to Handel. Of Op. 131, Schubert remarked, “after this, what is left for us to write?” One reviewer wrote that the quartets “move, without warning, from prayer-like tranquility to profanity, from sweetly melodious song to jagged debate.” The Grosse Fugue, Op. 133, a staggeringly creative tour de force, was originally the finale of Op. 135; but Beethoven published it separately (also for two pianos as Op. 134) and wrote a new finale. Play any of these quartets to bring listeners the entire range of human emotions, aspirations, hopes, fears and tragedies. Liner note characterizations: Op. 127 – lyric; the slow mvmt is “the most luxuriant of all Beethoven’s essays in variation form.” Op. 130 – mvmts from whimsical to sentimental. Op. 131 – “some say the greatest of the series”. Segments 1 and 7 employ the same theme; Wagner called segment 7, “surely the saddest thing ever said in notes.” Segment 2: shadowy; no. 4: a kaleidoscope; no. 5: a manic whirl; no. 6: a lament. Op. 132 – recounts B’s severe illness and recovery; 2nd mvmt a solemn hymn. Op. 135 – iridescent 1st mvmt, serene 3rd mvmt. 2nd mvmt : brutal, tumult.

CD 1 –
1. String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 1. Maestoso- Allegro (6:05)
2. String Quartet in E-Flat Major Op. 127: 2. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo E Molto Cantabile (14:44)
3. String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 3. Scherzando Vivace (8:54)
4. String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 4. Allegro (6:52)
5. String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 1. Assai Sostenuto – Allegro (9:49)
6. String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 2. Allegro Ma Non Tanto (8:32)
7. String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 3. Molto Adagio – Andante (16:12)
8. String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 4. Alla Marcia, Assai Vivace (2:14)
9. String Quartet In A Min. Op. 132: 5. Allegro Appassionato – Presto (6:31)

CD 2 –
1. String Quartet in B-Flat Major Op. 130: 1. Adagio Ma Non Troppo – Allegro (14:19)
2. Op. 130. 2. Presto (2:07)
3. Op. 130. 3. Poco Scherzino (7:25)
4. Op. 130. 4. Alla Danza Tedesca (3:58)
5. Op. 130. 5. Cavatina (6:34)
6. Op. 130. 6. Grosse Fugue (Original Finale – Op. 133) (15:23)
7. Op. 130. 7. Finale: Allegro (Alternate Finale) (10:48)

CD 3 –
1. String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: 1. Adagio Ma Non Troppo E Molto Espressivo (5:44)
2. Op. 131. 2. Allegro Molto Vivace (3:07)
3. Op. 131. 3. Allegro Moderato (0:44)
4. Op. 131. 4. Andante Ma Non Troppo E Molto Cantabile (14:28)
5. Op. 131. 5. Presto (5:19)
6. Op. 131. 6. Adagio Quasi Un Poco Andante (2:14)
7. Op. 131. 7. Allegro (6:59)
8. String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135: 1. Allegretto (6:42)
9. Op. 135. 2. Vivace (3:21)
10. Op. 135. 3. Lento Assai, Cantante E Traquillo (7:18)
11. Op. 135. 4. Grave Ma Non Troppo Tratto (6:56)

Track Listing
1.String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 1. Maestoso- Allegro (6:05) 14.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130. 5. Cavatina (6:34)
2.String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 2. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo E Molto Cantabi 15.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130. 6. Grosse Fugue (Original Finale –
3.String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 3. Scherzando Vivace (8:54) 16.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130. 7. Finale: Allegro (Alternate Finale) (1
4.String Quartet In E-Flat Major Op. 127: 4. Allegro (6:52) 17.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131: 1. Adagio Ma Non Troppo E Molto
5.String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 1. Assai Sostenuto ? Allegro (9:49) 18.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131. 2. Allegro Molto Vivace (3:07)
6.String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 2. Allegro Ma Non Tanto (8:32) 19.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131. 3. Allegro Moderato (0:44)
7.String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 3. Molto Adagio ? Andante (16:12) 20.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131. 4. Andante Ma Non Troppo E Molto Cantab
8.String Quartet In A Minor Op. 132: 4. Alla Marcia, Assai Vivace (2:14) 21.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131. 5. Presto (5:19)
9.String Quartet In A Min. Op. 132: 5. Allegro Appassionato ? Presto (6:31) 22.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131. 6. Adagio Quasi Un Poco Andante (2:14)
10.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130: 1. Adagio Ma Non Troppo ? Allegr 23.String Quartet In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131. 7. Allegro (6:59)
11.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130. 2. Presto (2:07) 24.String Quartet In F Major Op. 135: 1. Allegretto (6:42)
12.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130. 3. Poco Scherzino (7:25) 25.String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 2. Vivace (3:21)
13.String Quartet In B-Flat Major Op. 130. 4. Alla Danza Tedesca (3:58) 26.String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 3. Lento Assai, Cantante E Traquillo (7:18)
 27.String Quartet In F Major Op. 135. 4. Grave Ma Non Troppo Tratto (6:56)