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    If all else fails, this should do the trick:



    I find the real pleasure and satisfaction is when it's over.
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    Shostakovich´s # 8 -15 are black diamonds!

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    Mendelssohn's F minor quartet. It lacks the emotional reserve of the rest of his music, being written right after Fanny's death.

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    Grazyna Bacewicz's 2nd quartet may suffice. For some reason it reminds me of the album Individual Thought Patterns by Death, the legendary death metal band.

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    I think the op beat a fast retreat. I know that the title calls for heavy and aggressive, but his examples are Grieg and Schubert. To go from there to Xenakis or Carter (to pick 2 of the suggestions) would have set my tyro ears a spinnin.

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    Also playable by a string quartet:


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    This:



    Pavel Haas - 2nd String Quartet From the Monkey Mountains

    Thrilling, memorable, wild, extraordinary work!! The last movement has a percussion section making it even more exhilarating. Very recommended if you don't know it yet.

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