celebrates its 30th anniversary with a fabulous return to disc: the immense and demanding Everest of the last
string quartets of Beethoven.
The Quatuor Mosaiques is recognised for its multi award-winning (Gramophone, Diapason, Classica, Telerama and more) reference recordings of the masters of the string quartet: Haydn, Mozart, Schu-bert and Beethoven.
Now, after a long break from recording, Erich Hobarth, Andrea Bischof, Anita Mit-terer and Christophe Coin have decided to commit to disc their own version of the summit that is the last five quartets of Beethoven - six if, as is the case here, we choose to separate the revered Grande Fugue, described by the Quartet as "enigmatic in its savage perfection".
The late string quartets are themselves exceptional: metaphysical masterpieces in which almost all of human emotion and pioneering musical concepts exist. The cycle represents a unique entity in the entire history of music.
The Quatuor Mosaiques, performing on period instruments, delivers stunning and rarely-equalled performances, perfectly balanced between purity, precision and a sublime harmonic richness.