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    Cool Summer of the String Quartet

    Hi gang! I plan a series of blog posts in July and August on String Quartets and I wanted to get some suggestions. Let's make this a poll of your favorites in the following categories:

    1 - Favorite String Quartet, period
    2 - Favorite "Spanish" string quartet - from a Spanish composer of of Spanish inspiration
    3 - Favorite "French" string quartet - from a french composer of of french inspiration
    4 - Favorite Mozart string quartet
    5 - Favorite Austrian string quartet
    6 - Favorite "Italian" string quartet - - from an Italian composer of of Italian inspiration

    Pls make sure we can find complete performances "in the open" on the internet.

    The floor is yours!

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    1 - Dvorak SQ #12 (aka the "American")
    2 - I need to think about that one
    3 - Debussy (he only wrote one)
    4 - SQ #14 (K387)
    5 - If Beethoven counts as Austrian (Holy Roman Empire) then Op 18 #4. It he doesn't then Haydn Op 33 #2 (aka the "Joke")
    6 - not familiar enough with Italian SQ to give a good answer

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    1. Beethoven: String Quartet in C# minor Op. 131
    2. I'm not sure if I'm familiar with any
    3. Debussy: String Quartet
    4. Not familiar enough to make a judgement
    5. Excluding my No. 1... Schubert: String Quartet #15
    6. Not familiar with any.

    I'm curious about your questioning... why no mention of Slavic, Russian, or even English or American quartets? All of those have contributed more to the genre then the Spanish or Italian.
    Last edited by Nix; Jun-19-2011 at 05:02.

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    1. Shostakovich No. 8
    2. Haven't heard any
    3. Ravel: String Quartet
    4. Mozart No. 19
    5. Beethoven No. 14
    6. Verdi: String Quartet

    I agree with Nix, there are especially a lot of great Russian string quartets.

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    1) Ravel: String Quartet
    2) I dunno
    3) Ravel : String Quartet
    4) Not sure
    5) Schubert #14
    6) Don't know

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    best poLL so far...

    Quote Originally Posted by itywltmt View Post
    1 - Favorite String Quartet, period
    2 - Favorite "Spanish" string quartet - from a Spanish composer of of Spanish inspiration
    3 - Favorite "French" string quartet - from a french composer of of french inspiration
    4 - Favorite Mozart string quartet
    5 - Favorite Austrian string quartet
    6 - Favorite "Italian" string quartet - - from an Italian composer of of Italian inspiration

    Pls make sure we can find complete performances "in the open" on the internet.

    The floor is yours!
    1. Schubert Death and Maiden
    2. also haven't heard much, but I think Boccherini and Arriaga can go in, but can't remember exactly
    3. Debussy
    4. No.17 The Hunt in Bb
    5. Mendelssohn no.4 in Em
    6. Verdi's

    if you can change no.2 to RUSSIAN it will be perfect. also Fav Beethoven as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    I'm curious about your questioning... why no mention of Slavic, Russian, or even English or American quartets? All of those have contributed more to the genre then the Spanish or Italian.
    Good Question

    I don't want to give away my entire "blog plan" for July and August, but I can say thjis much: I will have a parallel series of podcasts on my Blogspot blog starting July 15 on the theme of "holidays", and I will be making some montages about the countries I mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurianbai View Post
    best poLL so far...



    1. Schubert Death and Maiden
    2. also haven't heard much, but I think Boccherini and Arriaga can go in, but can't remember exactly
    3. Debussy
    4. No.17 The Hunt in Bb
    5. Mendelssohn no.4 in Em
    6. Verdi's

    if you can change no.2 to RUSSIAN it will be perfect. also Fav Beethoven as well.
    Boccherini's "Guitar quintets" wouldn't fit the narrow definition of "String Quartet" I had in mind. If I broadened the topic to "string chamber works", then that would work, and Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence" would also fit under Italy. I might have to think about that...

    BTW: If you like the Hunt quartet, check out my Father's Day montage:
    http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/06...thers-day.html

    with a complete performance of the Hunt and the Trout quintet.

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    While Fandago can surely fit into Spanish influenced chamber work, what I had in mind on Boccherini string quartet with Spanish fell is this: String Quartet in G La Tiranna G223 Op.44 no.4. Here a blog with complete CD recomendation: http://silentstring.blogspot.com/201...ntra-bass.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by itywltmt View Post
    Hi gang! I plan a series of blog posts in July and August on String Quartets and I wanted to get some suggestions. Let's make this a poll of your favorites in the following categories:

    1 - Favorite String Quartet, period
    2 - Favorite "Spanish" string quartet - from a Spanish composer of of Spanish inspiration
    3 - Favorite "French" string quartet - from a french composer of of french inspiration
    4 - Favorite Mozart string quartet
    5 - Favorite Austrian string quartet
    6 - Favorite "Italian" string quartet - - from an Italian composer of of Italian inspiration

    Pls make sure we can find complete performances "in the open" on the internet.

    The floor is yours!
    1. Beethoven Op 135
    2. ?
    3. Faure
    4. Hoffmeister KV 499
    5. Haydn, Op 76 #6 (he might be technically Croatian at the time he really was simply a resident of the Habsburg Empire and thus Austrian)
    6. Bazzini's String Quartet #1 perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    5. Beethoven No. 14
    Beethoven was in Vienna, Austria for quite some time, but I'm not sure if that qualifies him as Austrian.

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    The Summer of the String Quartet begins:
    http://www.talkclassical.com/blogs/i...rtet-part.html

    Still open to suggestions!

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    About Spanish SQ, you have of course the 3 by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (the Spanish "Mozart"). And I can recommended 2 SQ by Jesús Guridi and those of Manuel Blancafort.

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    Haha, everyone is saying "uh..." for #2, but honestly for me, I can't even say anything for #1. Although I may like Ravel's String Quartet.
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    For #2 I'm very curious about this: http://www.editionsilvertrust.com/br...artet-in-D.htm

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