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Listen to Classical WCPE - Wake Forest interview with Quartetto di Cremona violist Simone Gramaglia

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Following the successful release of Volume I in the complete edition of Beethoven String Quartets with the "Quartetto di Cremona", audite now continues the series. The choice of works for the second volume refers to two periods during which Beethoven turned away for good from the culture of music amateurs of the late eighteenth century. The Quartets Op. 59 of 1806, commissioned by Count Andrey Kirillovich Razumovsky, were written for Vienna's most famous professional string quartet, led by Ignaz Schuppanzigh. Beethoven's musical language is no longer balanced and well-seasoned, as that of his contemporaries, but is extreme in every respect: ruthless and with feeling, dramatically operatic and full of contrapuntal finesse. This featured disc on WCPE - Wake Forest included an interview with Quartetto di Cremona violist Simone Gramaglia. Listen to the attached interview.