Premio Nazionale "Classic Voice" per il disco Classico (2007)
Smetana Quartet Plays Late Beethoven (3 CDs) L. van Beethoven: String Quartets No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131, No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127, No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130, Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133, No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 - The Smetana Quartet (1945-1989) played Beethoven's quartets 1490 times over the course of their career! - The recordings which make up this complete collection are from the years 1961-70, and theperformances were played from memory! - The recordings glow with youthful energy and tireless searching. - the Smetana Quartet has been called perhaps the best ensemble of the years 1960-80. Slogan: Beethoven's late quartets in admirable performances by the Smetana Quartet.