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Hyperion Records

CDH55021/8 - Beethoven: String Quartets
Der Watzmann (1824/5) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
National Gallery, Berlin
CDH55021/8
(Originally issued on CDA66401/8)

Recording details: Various dates
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: November 1999
Total duration: 511 minutes 22 seconds

'Fine performances, always intelligent, with many considerable insights … perfect intonation and excellent ensemble and tonal blend, with first-class Hyperion recording' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

‘Very fine … I enjoyed these performances because they deliver Beethoven as I want him, free of the biographical sensationalism. Highly recommended, not least for its super-budget price’ (CD News)

String Quartets
New Budapest Quartet 8CDs Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Deleted  
CD1
Allegro con brio  [10'02]
Allegro  [6'35]
Allegro  [7'25]
Scherzo: Allegro  [4'32]
CD2
Allegro  [7'27]
Andante con moto  [7'52]
Allegro  [3'06]
Presto  [4'52]
Allegro  [4'30]
Allegro con brio  [6'25]
Scherzo: Allegro  [3'28]
CD3
Allegro  [6'35]
Menuetto  [5'28]
Allegro  [6'25]
Allegro  [9'54]
CD4
Allegro  [10'15]
Molto adagio  [11'28]
Allegretto  [7'59]
Finale: Presto  [5'27]
Allegro molto  [6'09]
CD5
Allegro moderato  [0'54]
Presto  [5'19]
Allegro  [6'34]
CD6
Allegro con brio  [4'49]
CD7
Presto  [2'00]
Finale: Allegro  [9'09]
CD8
Finale  [6'29]
Allegretto  [5'56]
Vivace  [3'29]
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