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The Amadeus were the most successful and highly-regarded Quartet of the 20th century. Benefitting from the jet aeroplane and from the record industry’s ability to reach out to world, they dominated chamber music making for nearly 40 years.

But concert tours are only successful if reviews are ecstatic and audiences delighted. They both were. For nearly 40 years, the Quartet (who styled themselves ‘The Wolf-Gang’) roved the world, argued, celebrated and worked like no other group, and changed not a single member: Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel, Peter Schidlof and Martin Lovett had a recording career from 1951 to 1987, ending only with the death of Peter Schidlof in 1987.

These 70 CDs – presenting almost their entire discography, together with distinguished and extensive presentation – form one of the most extensive chamber music sets ever created, and stands as eloquent testimony to their thoughtful musicianship, technical calibre and to the immense esteem in which the world held them.

This 70CD set presents the Amadeus Quartet’s Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon on the occasion of the Quartet’s 70th Anniversary.

Several recordings released for the first time ever, others new to CD.

Each album presented in original jackets with facsimiles of original recording session reports.

180-page book presents new notes by Daniel Snowman (author of The Amadeus Quartet: The Men and the Music), plus an introductory note by Martin Lovett, sole surviving member of the Amadeus Quartet; and previously unpublished photographs from the archives of the Quartet’s families.

CD1 MOZART: String Quartets K. 458, 428, 590

CD2 MOZART: String Quartets K. 464, 465, 575

CD3 MOZART: String Quartets K. 421, 499, 589

CD4 MOZART: String Quintets K. 515 & 614
Cecil Aronowitz

CD5 MOZART: String Quintet K. 516 & 593
Cecil Aronowitz

CD6 MOZART: String Quartets K. 428 & 590, String Quintet K.516

CD7 HOFFSTETTER (attr. Haydn): String Quartet op. 3/5
HAYDN: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross op. 51

CD8 HAYDN: String Quartets opp. 54/1-2, 64/3

CD9 HAYDN: String Quartets opp. 74/1, 74/3, 77/1, 103

CD10 MOZART: String Quartet K. 458**
SCHUBERT: String Quartets D 87, 112
MENDELSSOHN: Four Pieces for String Quartet op. 81

CD11 SCHUBERT: String Quartets D 804 & 887

CD12 SCHUBERT: String Quartets D 810 “Death and the Maiden” & 703
BRAHMS: String Quartet op. 51/1

CD13 BRAHMS: String Quartets opp. 51/2, 67

CD14-15 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets opp. 18/1-6

CD16-17 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets opp. 59/1-3, 74

CD18-20 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets opp. 95, 127, 133, 130, 131, 132, 135

CD21 BEETHOVEN: String Quartet op. 14/1, String Quintet op. 29
Cecil Aronowitz

CD22 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets WoO. 36/1-3

CD23** (35th anniversary recital at Wigmore Hall, previously released on LP)
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet op. 59/3
HAYDN: String Quartet op. 76/2

CD24 (Last recording)
BEETHOVEN: String Quartets opp. 59/3, 74

CD25-27 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets opp. 127**, 131**, 132**, 135, 130, 133

CD28 BRAHMS: String Quartets op. 51/1-2

CD29 BRAHMS: String Quartet op. 67, Piano Quintet op. 34
Christoph Eschenbach

CD30 BRAHMS: String Quintets opp. 88 & 111
Cecil Aronowitz

CD31 BRAHMS: Piano Quartet op. 25
Emil Gilels
Clarinet Quintet op. 115
Karl Leister

CD32 BRAHMS: String Sextets opp. 18 & 36
Cecil Aronowitz, William Pleeth

CD33 HAYDN: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross op. 51

CD34-35 HAYDN: String Quartets opp. 54/1-3, 55/1-3

CD36-37 HAYDN: String Quartets opp. 64/1-6

CD38-39 HAYDN: String Quartets opp. 71/1-3, op. 74/1-3

CD40-42 HAYDN: String Quartets opp. 76/1-6, op. 77/1-2, op. 103

CD43 MOZART: String Quartet K. 458
HAYDN: String Quartet op. 76/3

CD44-45 MOZART: String Quartets K. 80, 155, 156-158, 159, 169-173

CD46-49 MOZART: String Quartets K. 387, 421, 458, 428, 464 136, 137, 465, 499, 160, 168, 575, 589, 590, Divertimento K. 138

CD50-51 MOZART: String Quintets K. 406, 515, 593 (+ alternate take of the final movement), 174, 516, 614
Cecil Aronowitz

CD52 MOZART: Flute Quartets K. 285, 285a, 171 (285b), 298
Andreas Blau

CD53 MOZART: Oboe Quartet K. 370
Lothar Koch
Horn Quintet K. 407
Gerd Seifert
Clarinet Quintet K. 581
Gervase de Peyer

CD54 MOZART: Divertimento K. 563

CD55** MOZART: Piano Quartets K. 478 & 493
Walter Klien

CD56 MOZART: Serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” K. 525
Rainer Zepperitz
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings K. 522
Gerd Seifert, Manfred Klier
Adagio and Fugue K. 546

CD57 MOZART: Piano Quartets K. 478 & 493
Clifford Curzon

CD58** SCHUBERT: String Quartets D 87, 112, 173

CD59** SCHUBERT: String Quartets D 804, 887, 703

CD60 SCHUBERT: Quintet “The Trout” D 667
Emil Gilels
String Quartet D 810 “Death and the Maiden”

CD61 SCHUBERT: String Quartet D 810 “Death and the Maiden” & 703

CD62 SCHUBERT: String Quintet D 956
William Pleeth

CD63 SCHUBERT: String Quintet D 956
Robert Cohen

CD64 DVORÁK: String Quartet op. 96 “American” (1959 & 1977)

CD65 BRUCKNER: String Quintet in F Major
SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 “From My Life”

CD66 VERDI: String Quartet in E minor
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet op. 11

CD67 BRITTEN: String Quartets opp. 36 & 94

CD68** MACMILLAN: String Quartet in C minor
Two Sketches on French Canadian Airs

CD69 FRICKER: String Quartet op. 20**
RAINIER: String Quartet**
BRIDGE: Fantasy for Piano Quintet in F sharp minor
Benjamin Britten

CD70* BRITTEN: String Quartet op. 94 (35th anniversary recital at Wigmore Hall, previously unreleased!)
Amadeus Quartet
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet op. 18/5
“Gottlieb Quartet”
DE WEILLE: Holdrioh, liebes Echo
ROCHE: Wini-Wini
Amadeus Quartet

Complete tracklist : Amadeus Quartet – Complete Recordings