Beethoven’s complete string quintets by the Zurich String Quintet. This might be a surprise: Did Beethoven write that many string quintets? Yes and no.
In addition to the well-known quintet Op. 29, this set also includes the earlier Op. 4, which the composer later recomposed for octet (Op. 103). Beethoven also arranged his piano trio Op. 1 No. 3 for string quintet, it is his Op. 104. With the Fugue for string quintet, Op. 137, this release offers all there is by Beethoven for 5 string instruments.
- Featuring two bonuses: the duet for viola and cello (WoO 32) and sechs ländlerische Tänze for 2 violins, cello and double-bass (WoO 15)
- Recommended to any lover of chamber music.