Budapest String Quartet - Beethoven - Quartet No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131
Columbia Masterworks / Sparton
Records are VG+ ( Listen)
Has Insert which has some wear ( see pic)
Cover has slight watermark 5 inches, cornerwear
First Movement - beginning
Seventh Movement - beginning
Fifth Movement - Conclusion
Fourth Movement - Continued
Fourth Movement - Conclusion
Fourth Movement - Conclusion 2
Fifth Movement - Presto - Beginning
First Movement - End
Seventh Movement - End
Budapest String Quartet is an outstanding ensemble that began in 1917 and played together, with some variation in personnel for the next 50 years.
IT is one of the greatest string quartets on record.
Musicians on this 1951 album include Joseph Roisman, first violin, 1932-1967; Jac Gorodetzky, second violin, 1932-1933 and 1940-something to 1955; Boris Kroyt, viola, 1936-1967; and Mischa Schneider, cello, 1930-1967.
Not only are the musicians impeccable, but,
since moving to the United States in 1938, the quartet had access to four Stradivari.
Despite the age of this recording (1956), the recording quality is excellent.
The music itself, written between 1798 and 1800, is not as well known as some of Beethoven's other work, but it is absolutely beautiful.
Bright, spirited playing..