View Poll Results: Favorite Bartok String Quartet

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  • String Quartet no 1

    3 7.50%
  • String Quartet no 2

    0 0%
  • String Quartet no 3

    3 7.50%
  • String Quartet no 4

    16 40.00%
  • String Quartet No 5

    11 27.50%
  • String Quartet no 6

    7 17.50%
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    My most familiar from Bartok are no.2 and no.4. The allegro from no.2 is my favorite opening "rif" , the development is easy to follow yet highly creative.

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    It's the one in between...the no. V which is the creative masterpiece between the exuberance of the no. IV and the tolling of no. VI.

    Lol - I wonder what Bartok would have made of it if he had discovered his listening fans enjoyed his 'riffs'

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    First movement of No. 1 is heart wrenching.

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    Probably no5. I have listened to them all, but I dont know them that well.
    "You must have no dependence on your own genius. If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency." Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA, FRS, FRSA (1723 - 1792)

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    I voted for number 4-to me the most interesting, dynamic and exciting.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    I downloaded the whole bunch from YouTube almost a year ago and kind of forgot about them, even though I have been meaning to explore them. So now I had an excuse to finally give them a listen.

    I can't choose. Suffice it to say, I am blown away and entranced, by the whole lot. I have long been a Bartok fan, though based mostly on his more well known work. Now I am even more of a fan.

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    I am listening to the Third right now, so that's what I picked.

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