Variations on an Original Theme Opus 36 (9) Edward Elgar Download 'Variations on an Original Theme Opus 36 (9)' on iTunes
The Borodin Quartet grab your attention with their recording of Beethoven's String Quartets - some of his final, and most daring, works.
Repertoire: String Quartets, Opp. 132 & 135
Artists: Borodin Quartet
Label: Chandos CHAN 10304
These works of Beethoven’s final years attain such a rarefied atmosphere of harmonic daring and structural density that most composers who followed him were at a loss to know what to make of them. It is their modernity and symphonic structure that the Borodin Quartet so memorably captures here. Other ensembles may be more intensely claustrophobic, but the Borodin’s boldness never fails to command the attention.