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Album of the Week

Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) albums each week. Hear selections from the album on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music. Our friends at ArkivMusic join in by putting that recording on sale for the entire week and contributing a portion of each sale to WETA.

December 9, 2019

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets | Miró Quartet

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets | Miró Quartet

Pentatone 5186827

We continue our celebration of Beethoven Month with an 8-CD set of the complete string quartets. The Miró Quartet releases this collection on the cusp of Beethoven 250 as the culmination of a 16-year-long project -- and in celebration of their 25th anniversary. In fact, they’ll be in DC next week as part of their anniversary tour, presenting a program at the Library of Congress that pays homage to the string quartet tradition in the US.  

During this week on Classical WETA, you’ll have the opportunity to hear all 16 Beethoven string quartets – individual movements as well as complete works. We’ll even extend the “week” to include next Monday, Beethoven’s 249th birthday. We hope you enjoy these incredible works of chamber music.