Beethoven: The Middle String Quartets - Quartetto Italiano (3 CDs)
“The remastered Italian set still sounds well: their superiority in terms of sheer quartet playing is still striking: purity of intonation, perfectly blended tone and superb ensemble and attack. Their tempi are perfectly judged and every phrase is sensitively shaped, and these performances remain very recommendable at mid-price.”
String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 'Rasumovsky No. 1'
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 'Rasumovsky No. 2'
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 'Rasumovsky No. 3'
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso'
String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 'Harp'