Borodin Quartet plays Beethoven String Quartet No. 15, in A minor, Op.132 (classical “Piece de resistance”)



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The Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, by Ludwig van Beethoven, was written in 1825, given its public premiere on November 6 of that year by the Schuppanzigh Quartet and was dedicated to Count Nicolai Galitzin, as were Opp. 127 and 130. The number traditionally assigned to it is based on the order of its publication; it is actually the thirteenth quartet in order of composition.


The five movements of the quartet are:

  1. 00:00   Assai sostenuto — Allegro
  2. 09:48   Allegro ma non tanto
  3. 19:24   Molto Adagio — Andante — Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart. Molto adagio — Neue Kraft fühlend. Andante — Molto adagio — Andante–Molto adagio. Mit innigster Empfindung
  4. 37:02   Alla Marcia, assai vivace (attacca)
  5. 39:26   Allegro appassionato — Presto         More

Related articles:

  • Read more about the story of this divinely wonderful quartet from the Kennedy Center Introduction  here
  • Learn much more about this and many other chamber music pieces ever composed   here 

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