Enjoy tempestuous Beethoven from the Elias String Quartet

Listen to an extract from the acclaimed quartet’s new recording

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The Elias String Quartet was named Newcomer of the Year in the 2010 BBC Music Magazine Awards, after garnering wide praise for their recording of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert quartets.

When reviewing that disc, also a live recording made at the Wigmore Hall in London, critic Roger Nichols said, ‘the players capture beautifully the mix of grace and jokiness in the Mozart, and in the Mendelssohn they apply just enough rubato to give colour and meaning, without ever interrupting the flow.’ He concluded: ‘The final Presto agitato is a tour de force, rightly acclaimed by the audience.’

Here you can listen to an extract from Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4, taken from the Elias’s most recent recording – their first volume of Complete Beethoven String Quartets, which is out next Monday (12 January) on the Wigmore Hall Live label.

This recording will be reviewed in the April 2015 issue of BBC Music Magazine.

 

 

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