Quartetto ItalianoMP3 Album:BOCCHERINI String Quartet in G major op.44 No.4 ‘La Tirana Spagnola’ - MOZART String Quartet No.17 in B flat major K458 ‘The Hunt’ - BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.15 in A minor op.132 ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 22 FEBRUARY 1965 Quartetto Italiano Paolo Borciani (VIOLIN I) Elisa Pegreffi (VIOLIN II) Piero Farulli (VIOLA) Franco Rossi (CELLO)
Quartetto Italiano was a string quartet founded in 1945. They made their debut in 1945 at Carpi when all four players were still in their early 20’s. They were originally named Nuovo Quartetto Italiano before dropping the “Nuovo” tag in 1951. They are particularly noted for their recording of the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets, made between 1967 and 1975. The quartet disbanded in 1980. The Quartetto Italiano is regarded as one of the finest string quartets of the twentieth century. The ensemble’s repertory was broad, and they recorded a great deal in the studio.