About the album
For its third ECM release, the prize-winning Danish String Quartet inaugurates a series of five albums with the overarching title of Prism, in which the group will present one of Beethoven’s late string quartets in the context of a related fugue by J.S. Bach as well as a linked masterwork from the quartet literature.
With Prism 1, it’s the first of Beethoven’s late quartets, op. 127 in E-flat Major, alongside Bach’s fugue in the same key (arranged by Mozart) and Dmitri Shostakovich’s final string quartet, the No. 15 in E-flat minor.
11Fugue in Eb major, BWV 876
12Quartet no. 15 in Eb minor, op. 144 Elegy. Adagio
13Quartet no. 15 in Eb minor, op. 144 Serenade. Adagio
14Quartet no. 15 in Eb minor, op. 144 Intermezzo. Adagio
15Quartet no. 15 in Eb minor, op. 144 Nocturne. Adagio
16Quartet no. 15 in Eb minor, op. 144 Funeral March. Adagio molto
17Quartet no. 15 in Eb minor, op. 144 Epilogue. Adagio
18Quartet No.12 in Eb major, op. 127 Maestoso ? Allegro
19Quartet No.12 in Eb major, op. 127 Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
110Quartet No.12 in Eb major, op. 127 Scherzo. Vivace
111Quartet No.12 in Eb major, op. 127 Finale. Allegro