"What matter who's speaking, someone said, what matter who's speaking."
Aah, thanks for this. The third Rasumovsky was the first Beethoven recording I ever bought, back in my punkified youth. That slow movement is astonishing, and it's used beautifully here.(The best recording I know of is by the Hungarian Quartet.) I've still never seen Une femme mariée. In Prénom Carmen, there's more Beethoven, with a "live" quartet...
That is surprising: of the string quartets, I'd expect punkified youth to go for op.131 or the Grosse Fuge.
Op. 131 was the second one I bought!