Beethoven: String quartets, Opus 14, No. 1 and Opus 59, No. 3

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Beethoven: String quartets, Opus 14, No. 1 and Opus 59, No. 3
The New Music String Quartet

The Opus 14, No. 1 is better known as a piano sonata and is not even regarded as one of Beethoven’s quartets. He made the arrangement, partly to show that only the composer himself could tackle such a task, as so much needed to be altered for the new medium. Beethoven started to use the newly invented device called “metronome” in specifying tempi for his works. His tempo for the last movement of the Opus 59, No. 3 has been consistently suspected to be erroneous and is nearly always played much slower. Here the New Music Quartet performs the work at the directed tempo, just in case Beethoven did not make a mistake.