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BEETHOVEN, L. van: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 1 (Belcea Quartet) - Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14

Zig-Zag Territoires
BEETHOVEN, L. van: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 1 (Belcea Quartet) - Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Belcea Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue ZZT315
Label Zig-Zag Territoires
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 39.96
 

 

   




Review By Duncan Druce,Gramophone,January 2013

I’m particularly impressed by the Belcea’s close attention to dynamics. Beethoven, whose performance indications are more copious than his predecessors’ and contemporaries’, clearly related dynamics to form and phrasing, so the exactness of the placing of crescendos, the vivid distinction between piano and pianissimo, give the music an authentic life—illuminating the composer’s imagination. Similarly, the Belcea’s insistence that slurs denote a true legato helps enormously in conveying the music’s emotional import.

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