Beethoven's 'String Quartet No. 13' in B flat major premieres in Vienna

Beethoven's 'String Quartet No. 13' in B flat major premieres in Vienna

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  • Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina (arr. for Strings)

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  • Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (Grosse Fuge) - American String Quartet

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  • Beethoven - String Quartet no.13 in B flat major, op.130 - Ruysdael Quartet

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  • Heifetz 2016: Beethoven | Cavatina from String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130

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  • The Fry Street Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, Cavatina

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At its premiere, Beethoven's String Quartet was performed by Schuppanzigh Quartet. In order of composition, it is actually his 14th piece, however it was published as 13th. The original form was roughly 50 minutes long and unusually for quartets, consists of 6 movements. The first performance received mixed reactions.

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