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Quartetto Di Cremona Releases Fifth Album In Beethoven Series / WABE Radio

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From the streets of Milan to festivals in South America, the Quartetto di Cremona plays with the romanticism of Italian music but is also dedicated to preserving its original form and structure, a truly German-Austrian influence. Playing a wide variety of repertoire, from the early works of Haydn to contemporary music, the quartet is now in the midst of Beethoven. They just released volume five of their series, Beethoven's Complete String Quartets.

In an interview with WABE's Lois Reitzes, violist Simone Gramaglia said that Beethoven was ahead of his time. "Beethoven music is out of any time," he said. "This music opened doors for the future, and there are places where you think it could be Brahms or Mahler." The group plans to record all of Beethoven's string quartets.   LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW