Beethoven String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

The String Quartet, Op. 132, written and premiered in 1825, was dedicated to Count Nicolai Glitzin. It is actually the thirteenth quartet to be written by Beethoven but the fifteenth to be published. The first movement has been described as a sort of 'triple exposition' instead of a standard sonata development. Beethoven wrote this quartet after recovering from a serious illness which he had feared was fatal. One finds in Beethoven's sketches that of this rondo was originally meant for an instrumental conclusion to his 9th Symphony, but it was abandoned for the choral ending we are familiar with. Huxley makes extended reference of this quartet in the late chapter of Point Counter.
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Recordings

String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - Complete Performance
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - Complete Performance
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - 1
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - 2
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - 3
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - 4
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 - 5

Samples

String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

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