Quartets Opp. 131 & 135 (Versions for Orchestra)

Quartets Opp. 131 & 135 (Versions for Orchestra)

Recs.: September 1977 (Op. 131 No. 14, Live from the Konzerthaus, Vienna) & September 1989 (Op. 135, no.16, live from the Musikverein, Vienna) Leonard Bernstein

In the last ever interview he gave, Leonard Bernstein listed this recording of Beethoven’s String Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131 to be one of his fondest. Perhaps there is no greater pairing than Bernstein & The Vienna Philharmonic to deliver this orchestral string arrangement, “Bernstein stated that only the strings of the Vienna Philharmonic could carry off the orchestral rendition of this work with bravura, since each player is a true soloist.”

 

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