GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI (1755-1824): Complete String Quartets - 6 Quartets, Op. 1, 6 Quartetti Concertanti, Op. 3, Quartetti Concertanti No. 1 in F, No. 2 in B Flat and No. 3 in G Flat, String Quartet in E Minor.
Catalogue Number: 06U028
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The 12 quartets with opus numbers are two- or three-movement works from 1783 and 1787 and are generally serene and not far off from the Divertimento or serenade genre. But the three other Concertante works are full-scale, four-movement pieces published in 1817 which blend the French quatuor concertant and quatuor brillant with Viennese chamber music principles while the E Minor quartet is an 1818 adaptation of Viotti’s Violin Concerto No. 18 of 1791 but with a new second movement and a slow introduction added. 4 CDs. Viotti String Quartet.