First is from the Miro Quartet on Pentatone: up is the Quatuor Stanislas on Forgotten Records: finally, Sony is reissuing the classic Juilliard cycle from the sixties: have listened to the new Miro cycle and think it's great. It will never enervate. Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: The Second Coming... #morninglistening to #Reger w/@DDPhilharmonie on... #morninglistening to #Rachmaninov #PianoTrios... #morninglistening to #DSCH on @RefRecordings w/@pg... #morninglistening to #Bach on @BR_Klassik w/@BRSO~... #morninglistening to #Schumann on @berlinclassics... #morninglistening to #Ligeti’s #poemesymphonique o... #morninglistening to #Spohr the sacred... #morninglistening to #Weinberg & #Bloch on... Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Johann Sebastian ... #morninglistening to #CesarCui songs on... #morninglistening to #Ullmann songs w/@landshamer ... #morninglistening to #Bach w/#MasaakiSuzuki. The classic Amadeus Quartet cycle on DG; long the dominant name in the UK not the least thanks to the unique position of the Amadeus Quartet in post-War London. It includes the op.29 Quintet but lacks op.74; op.127 is taken from a non-RIAS broadcast in 1967. As of September 2017, it includes 63 different cycles (one incomplete, one that may not be finished, and another soon to be finished) spanning 70 decades of recording history. A cyle from what was, for a few decades, Chicago's premiere string quartet. 110-111 / Bagatelles, Y. Sudbin, B. Zimmermann, Violin Concerto, L. Josefowicz, Finnish RSO, H. Lintu, Mahler, Symphony No. They were sold to the Nippon Foundation, which specializes in collecting and loaning Stradivarius instruments, who then handed them to the Tokyo String Quartet. That university was the one with which the Tokyos had such a long and profitable association before the ensemble's dissolution in 2013, with only Ikeda and Isomura remaining from those years. As for the Blu-ray transfer (which I have yet to listen to), the engineer had the following to say: "We have used the digital high-res transfers from the original tapes [for the Blu-ray mastering]. Thanks for this wonderful survey--I didn't see the first Cleveland Quartet Cycle, which to my knowledge only appeared on RCA LP sets in the late 70s/early 80s. Not discounted much. That breathed a bit of new life into the last years of the quartet and they recorded the Beethoven string quartets one more time, for Harmonia Mundi, on SACDs... and this time with Martin Beaver on first violin, having replaced Mikhail Kopelman in 2006. Seems pretty quick for that to happen. the sound on this set is still good compared to more modern recordings. Best,Louis, The first recorded LvB SQ4t Cycle. Recording was done at Kingsway Hall, London; St Barnabas Church, London; Rosslyn Hill Chapel; St John's, Smith Square. This set from Sony is a reissue of the aggregation that was first released in 2012 of the Tokyo String Quartet's outstanding Beethoven cycle recorded from 1989 to 1992 in (Dallas and) Princeton. Mono. This is a (complete) patchwork cycle compiled from Library of Congress performances of the Budapest Quartet put together by Bridge. I can't imagine a Beethoven quartet aficionado going without at least some of those collections! Together since 1995, the quartet have recorded works of Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Rhodes, Shapey, Sessions, Fennelly, Diesendruck, and the centennial commissions. As it was, the label lost interest and the Hagen Quartet's association with the Yellow Lable ceased seven quartets short of the full 17 (= including the Grosse Fuge). "Emerson Quartet(1994-1995)Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton, David FinckelThe Perfectionists."Thankfully. It never made it onto CD then, huh?Best,Jens, jfl--I don't know the exact recording dates of the earlier Cleveland cycle, but the LP sets were first released in 1979, 1980 and 1983. They have a base in London, where they perform regularly. Very much appreciated. We have been cleaning up and retouching the files to make the whole user experience [a bit smoother], but always stayed close to the original recording and kept the original dynamics, as with Blu-ray there is a much bigger dynamic range (24 Bit) compared to CD (16 Bit).". There was an earlier attempt at recording a Beethoven Cycle with the Juilliard Quartet between 1959 and 1963, but perhaps not a very concertated effort. /Mark Wilson. The Ying Quartet: Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, Part II Premiering at 3 p.m. I bought the Takács set about a year ago but now, at least on Amazon, it's currently only available as MP3. OOP already, it appears. The Cuarteto Casals, is third and final part in their cycle soon I've heard of the set I quite like, do I need another cycle no but this on my want list.Also the Schaffer and Pascal cycles is available as part of box set issued on the Ars Nova label, Hi Jens --Thanks for this great resource!