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Budapest String Quartet - Beethoven: The Early Quartets, Op. 18, Nos. 1-6 FLAC album

Performer: Budapest String Quartet
Genre: Classical music
Title: Beethoven: The Early Quartets, Op. 18, Nos. 1-6
Country: Canada
Released: 1959
Style: Classical
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Ludwig van Beethoven's Op. 18, published in 1801 by T. Mollo et Comp in Vienna in two books of three quartets each, consisted of his first six string quartets. They were composed between 1798 and 1800 to fulfill a commission for Prince Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, who was the employer of Beethoven's friend, the violinist Karl Amenda. They are thought to demonstrate his total mastery of the classical string quartet as developed by Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS by Beethoven, as recorded by Takacs Quartet on the Decca label, is a 2-disc set, with a small booklet with seven pages in English. We learn that the members oare Edward Dusinberre, Karoly Schranz, Roger Tapping, and Andras Feyer. The recordings were at St. Georges in Bristol. Although termed "early" works, Beethoven's first Op. 18 Quartets were composed when he was already thirty - showing the maturity of having dozens of brilliant compositions behind him. Prior to Op.

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String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18/1.

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Renowned for their tonal refinement and unanimity of ensemble playing, the Quartet achieved legendary status. In the Op. 18 Quartets, Beethoven appears to be at a stylistic crossroads, bowing with reverence to the traditions of Haydn and Mozart on the one hand while at the same time forging ahead with a more exploratory idiom that anticipates his middle period


Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
A1 Allegro con brio 7:24
A2 Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato 10:42
A3 Scherzo: Allegro molto 3:15
A4 Allegro 6:35
Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
B1 Allegro 5:45
B2 Adagio cantabile; Allegro 6:52
B3 Scherzo; Allegro 4:14
B4 Allegro molto quasi presto 5:25
Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
C1 Allegro 5:55
C2 Andante con moto 8:17
C3 Allegro 2:55
C4 Presto 4:33
Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
D1 Allegro ma non tanto 7:10
D2 Scherzo: Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto 5:51
D3 Menuetto: Allegretto 4:33
D4 Allegro 4:48
Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
E1 Allegro 5:10
E2 Menuetto 5:27
E3 Andante cantabile 10:42
E4 Allegro 5:21
Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
F1 Allegro con brio 4:57
F2 Adagio, ma non troppo 7:42
F3 Scherzo: Allegro 3:24
F4 La Malinconia: Adagio; Allegretto quasi allegro 9:29


  • Cello – Mischa Schneider
  • Viola – Boris Kroyt
  • Violin – Alexander Schneider, Joseph Roisman


Also mono, M3L 262
Additional catalog nos. on labels: MS 6074 for A/B, MS 6075 for C/D, MS 6076 for E/F

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Library of Congress): R59-1307

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
M3L 262 Budapest String Quartet Beethoven: The Early Quartets, Op. 18, Nos. 1-6 ‎(3xLP + Box) Columbia Masterworks M3L 262 Canada 1959