Beethoven: Complete String Quartets / Takacs Quart
Format: CD & DVD
Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge) String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 'Rasumovsky No. 1' DVD Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 3 in C major ‘The Bird' DVD Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden' DVD
7CD + Blu-ray audio + bonus DVD Since its formation in 1975, the Takács Quartet has been recognised as one of the world’s leading string quartets. Their award-winning recordings include the complete Beethoven String Quartets for Decca, recorded between 2002 and 2004. Decca Classics celebrates the acclaimed quartet with this multi-media presentation of the Beethoven quartets on 7 CDs, 1 Blu-ray Audio disc, and a bonus DVD. 7 CDs presenting the Takács’ recordings of the complete Beethoven String Quartets collected together for the first time. The complete repertoire has been remastered from the original tapes and is presented on one single High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc, allowing true 24-bit/48kHz playback. Handsomely packaged in a rigid slip case and wallets with bronze, silver and gold foiling, presenting the Early, Middle, and Late quartets. 104-page, full-colour, perfect-bound booklet. Excerpt from Edward Dusinberre’s book “Beethoven For A Later Age – The Story of A String Quartet” (described by Peter Quantrill in Gramophone, as “A book unlike any other in its field, to be considered and enjoyed by anyone with more than a passing interest in Beethoven or quartet playing of the intimate workings of a great string quartet.”). Repertoire notes in English, French, and German, by Misha Donat. Recording notes by Decca Engineer Simon Eadon Includes a bonus DVD of Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn recorded at Hopetoun House, Scotland.