Works include the Complete String Quartets of Beethoven and Bartók; Quartets by Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux; and collaborations with other Legendary Musicians
The members of the Juilliard String Quartet jointly stated, “We are thrilled that a substantial amount of our recorded legacy will now be available through the latest technology, for listeners of all ages. With Nick Eanet now joining the Quartet, we look forward to continuing our relationship with this great label.”
“The Quartet has a long and celebrated relationship with the label and we are delighted to begin making their remarkable and diverse catalogue available to the public digitally.” - Alex Miller, General Manager of Sony Masterworks
The first six recordings will include the complete string quartets of Beethoven and Bartók (the latter a Juilliard String Quartet specialty). On CDs, the Beethoven quartets comprised a total of nine discs (three three-disc sets); the Bartók quartets comprised two discs; the French collection one disc; and Great Collaborations two discs. All of the titles to be digitized have been released previously on CD; all titles also appeared on the LP format with the exception of the French disc, which was released on CD only.
The Great Collaborations release includes Dvorak’s Piano Quintet with Rudolf Firkusny, piano; Barber’s Dover Beach with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht with Walter Trampler, viola, and Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Schumann’s Piano Quintet with Leonard Bernstein, piano; Copland’s Sextet for Clarinet, Piano and Strings with Aaron Copland, piano, and Harold Wright, clarinet; and Franck’s Piano Quintet with Jorge Bolet, piano.
Each title of the new releases will include a digital booklet of liner notes.