String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130

The String Quartet No. 13 by Beethoven was completed in 1825, and though traditionally assigned the number 13, it was the 14th quartet in order of composition. Its original form consisted of six movements totalling approximately 50 minutes. After the work's first performance, mixed reactions and his publisher's suggestion convinced Beethoven to substitute a different final movement, one much shorter and lighter than the enormous Große Fuge. This new finale was written in 1826 and is thus the last substantial piece of composition Beethoven completed before his death, and he ... more

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Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - I. Adagio Download
Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - II. Presto Download
Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - III. Andante con moto Download
Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - IV. Allegro assai Download
Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - V. Cavatina Download
Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - VI. Finale Allegro Download
Recording String Quartet no. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 - Complete Performance Download

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