Following an extraordinary 30th anniversary season spent touring the complete Beethoven string quartets to musical centers around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, London, Vienna and Salzburg, the Hagen Quartet went directly from stage to studio to record three of their favorite Beethoven quartets. With the selection of op. 18/3, 18/5, and op. 135, the album ranges from the very first to the very last string quartet Beethoven wrote.
Street date: 19.04.2013
Location: Siemens-Villa Berlin (op. 18/3), X/2012 & Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal Köln (Op. 18/5 & 135), XI/2012 // Recording Producer, Engineer & Digital Editing: Stephan Cahen // Microphones: Sennheiser MKH800, Sonodore RCM402, Neumann KM84 // Mic Preamps: Lake People F355 (class a), F366 // A-D-A Converters: EMM Labs // Monitoring: Pass Labs amps, B&W Nautilus speakers // DAW: Pyramix Virtual Studio // Original Recording Format: 24Bit/96kHz
1 SACD hybrid (SACD-Layer: 2.0 stereo & 5.0 surround), 79:25