String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat major 'The Harp', Op. 74

Beethoven's Quartet no. 10 in E♭ major, nicknamed The Harp, was published in 1809. The nickname refers to the pizzicato sections in the first movement, where pairs of members of the quartet alternate arpeggio notes, reminiscent of the plucking of a harp. Like most nicknames for Beethoven's works, this was created by the publisher. The Harp Quartet parallels many facets of the 5th Symphony: the geroic quality pervading Beethoven's Middle Period is heard extensively in the first movement. 

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RecordingBeethoven - I. Quartet No. 10 in Eb, Op. 74 - Poco adagio - Allegro
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RecordingBeethoven - II. Quartet No. 10 in Eb, Op. 74 - Adagio ma non troppo
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RecordingBeethoven - III. Quartet No. 10 in Eb, Op. 74 - Presto - Piu presto quasi prestissimo
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RecordingBeethoven - IV. Quartet No. 10 in Eb, Op. 74 - Allegretto con Variazioni
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RecordingBeethoven - I. Quartet No. 10 in Eb, Op. 74 - Complete Performance
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String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat major 'The Harp', Op. 74
String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat major 'The Harp', Op. 74
String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat major 'The Harp', Op. 74
String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat major 'The Harp', Op. 74
String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat major 'The Harp', Op. 74

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