[ Warner Classics / CD ]
Release Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
"In themselves, Beethoven's quartets represent an odyssey, a round-the-world voyage," says Quatuor Ébène. The French ensemble is marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with a global tour of 21 countries. In the course of their Beethoven Around the World tour, the Ébène will make live recordings in seven different cities: Vienna, Philadelphia, Tokyo, São Paulo, Melbourne, Nairobi and Paris. This first release, recorded at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, comprises the first two 'Razumovsky' Quartets, op 59 No 1 and op 59 No 2.
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 'Rasumovsky No. 1'
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 'Rasumovsky No. 2'