Apotheosis is the third and final volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets from Cuarteto Casals. This unusual series regroups the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composer's life - the formative years, the 'heroic' period and the 'late' period. This program assembles the 'late' quartets in a new sense - allowing their stylistic innovations to reach their full emotional power.
String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18 No. 5
String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso'
String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130
String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
"This third and final instalment of the quartet’s historically-informed, modern-instrument Beethoven cycle presents two of the late quartets (Nos. 13 & 14) alongside Nos. 5, 6 and 11; previous volumes in the series have been described as ‘strong, muscular but sensitive."
The Sunday Times