Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quartetto Italiano
"Beethoven: op. 130, 'Grosse Fugue' op. 133"(Vinyl)

The Quartetto Italiano (or, it could be surmised, "the Italian Quartet") was founded in 1945 and disbanded in 1980.   This recording was made with their second violist, Piero Farulli, who served from 1947 - 1977, unquestionably the longest-serving violist of the three they employed.

I know of the Quartetto Italiano because of their extensive recording on the Philips label which has been very good in keeping their back catalog available on multi-CD sets (aka: the complete Brahms quintets)

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