Revelations - Beethoven Quartets Vol.2 / Cuarteto
Label: harmonia mundi
After Inventions, Revelations is the second volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets that breaks new ground: it aims to regroup the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composers life the formative years, the heroic period and the late period. This programme assembles the median quartets, in other words the works that prolonged and consolidated the stylistic innovations outlined at the beginning of each of these creative periods. It'll be fascinating to hear the next instalment (Gramophone).