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Quartetto di Cremona Releases New Beethoven CD


The Quartetto Italiano was among the most revered of classical string quartets, with a rich recorded legacy over its fifty-plus-year history. But that quartet dissolved in 1980. Twenty years later, four musicians from Genoa came together to form the Quartetto di Cremona, named after the prominent violin-making town. They have released Volume 2 of their traversal of Beethoven’s quartets, and I’ll talk with their violist on the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local.”