Beethoven: String Quartets 1-16 - Takács Quartet

Beethoven: String Quartets 1-16 - Takács Quartet

Decca Classics  4831317


Classical - Chamber

Beethoven: String Quartets 1-16 (inc. Grosse Fuge)

Takács Quartet

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 with a 104-page, full-colour, perfect-bound booklet and an 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 and recording notes by Decca Engineer Simon Eadon.

Includes a bonus DVD of Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn recorded at Hopetoun House, Scotland.

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Comment by John Broggio - February 20, 2017 (1 of 1)

Of all stereo accounts of these masterpieces, these are my favourite. I was lucky enough to see them perform the cycle twice around the time they recorded this set - wonderful memories.


1xBlu-ray + 7xCD + 1xDVD