Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59 “Rasumowsky” (original EU pressing)

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Philips ‎| 6599 742
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (4.36GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.16GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (581MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Track Listing:

Side One
Quartet In F, Op. 59 No. 1 (cont.)
01 – I. Allegro
02 – II. Allegretto Vivace E Sempre Scherzando

Side Two
Quartet In F, Op. 59 No. 1 (conc.)
03 – III. Adagio Molto E Mesto / IV. Theme Russe (Allegro)

Quartet In F, Op. 59 No. 2 (cont.)
04 – I. Allegro

Side Three
Quartet In F, Op. 59 No. 2 (conc.)
05 – II. Molto Adagio
06 – III. Allegretto
07 – IV. Finale (Presto)

Side Four
Quartet In F, Op. 59 No. 3
08 – I. Introduzione (Andante Con Moto) – Allegro Vivace
09 – II. Andante Con Moto Quasi Allegretto
10 – III. Menuetto (Grazioso) / IV. Allegro Molto


Franco Rossi – cello
Piero Farulli – viola
Elisa Pegreffi – first violin
Paolo Borciani – second violin

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

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19 thoughts on “Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59 “Rasumowsky” (original EU pressing)”

  1. Flawless, captivating, inspirational and uplifting as Beethoven so often is.
    Thank you Jean Luc for the original vinyl, and Steve for a gorgeous transfer.
    The Quartet of player are exquisite.
    Very enjoyable.
    Bob, purring like a cat.

    1. Glad you liked it, Bob. This one almost didn’t happen. There was a nasty skip on the 4th side. The first three times I played it, it skipped. The fourth time, it played thru and the rest is history. 🙂

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