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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodromides View Post
    In alphabetical order:

    Erik Bergman's only String Quartet
    Ernest Bloch's String Quartet No.1
    Paavo Heininen's String Quartet
    Charles Koechlin's Quartet No.3, Op.72
    "Vita et mors" Quartetto II, Op.36 by Jón Leifs
    Serge Nigg's only String Quartet
    Maurice Ohana's Quatuor No.2
    Giacinto Scelsi's String Quartet No.4
    Karol Szymanowski's String Quartet No.1
    Tetora by Iannis Xenakis
    Could you point to albums where Heininen's and Ohana's quartets are featured?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvannes View Post
    Could you point to albums where Heininen's and Ohana's quartets are featured?
    Sure thing. All 3 of Ohana's string quartets are on a single CD album - via the 'Ar Re-Se' label from 2004.



    http://www.musicweb-international.co...hosAR20047.htm

    The Heininen is on a 1990 Ondine CD, sharing disc program with 3 others:


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    Janacek 2, Ravel, Beethoven Op. 132, Carter 1, Walton A minor, Borodin 2, Dvorak "American"

    After those, its a bit hard to sort out which would fill out my top ten, but a few of these would be my best bet:

    Elgar, Tippett 3, Glass 2, Debussy, Berg Op. 3, Bartok 5, Haydn "Emperor"

    This was my third bite at the cherry:

    Your Ten Favorite String Quartets
    Your Ten Favorite String Quartets

    The stayers from the two previous lists where Janacek, Carter, Walton and Berg (also Beethoven, but previously it was his Grosse Fuge). Generally speaking, my taste has become more mainstream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waehnen View Post
    Mine might be a rather conventional list? I really had to think about it, anyways, here it is:

    Schubert: no 14, Death and The Maiden
    Beethoven: No 16, op 135, F-Major
    Beethoven: No 15, op 132, a-minor
    Shostakovich: no 8
    Sibelius: Voces Intimae
    Brahms: Quartet no. 1, C-minor
    Mendelssohn: No 6, F-minor
    Beethoven: No 8, E-minor
    Debussy: g-minor
    Ravel: F-major
    I have to correct that one. I had to leave the Brahms out, plus some other changes.

    Schubert: no 14, Death and The Maiden
    Beethoven: No 16, op 135, F-Major
    Beethoven: No 15, op 132, a-minor
    Beethoven: No 7, F-major
    Shostakovich: no 8
    Sibelius: Voces Intimae
    Mozart: Quartet 19, K465, Dissonance
    Dvorak: String Quartet 12, American
    Debussy: g-minor
    Ravel: F-major
    Last edited by Waehnen; Nov-20-2021 at 08:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waehnen View Post
    I have to correct that one. I had to leave the Brahms out, plus some other changes.

    Schubert: no 14, Death and The Maiden
    Beethoven: No 16, op 135, F-Major
    Beethoven: No 15, op 132, a-minor
    Beethoven: No 7, F-major
    Shostakovich: no 8
    Sibelius: Voces Intimae
    Mozart: Quartet 19, K465, Dissonance
    Dvorak: String Quartet 12, American
    Debussy: g-minor
    Ravel: F-major
    This resembles my list tbh:

    Schubert: no 14, Death and The Maiden
    Shostakovich: no 8
    Beethoven: No 16, op 135, F-Major
    Beethoven: No 15, op 132, a-minor
    Beethoven: No 7, F-major
    Schubert • String Quartet No. 13 in A minor op. 29 D 804 “Rosamunde”
    Dvorak: String Quartet 12, American
    Debussy: g-minor
    Ravel: F-major
    Mozart: Quartet 19, K465, Dissonance
    Last edited by HerbertNorman; Nov-25-2021 at 14:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbertNorman View Post
    This remebles my list tbh:

    Schubert: no 14, Death and The Maiden
    Shostakovich: no 8
    Beethoven: No 16, op 135, F-Major
    Beethoven: No 15, op 132, a-minor
    Beethoven: No 7, F-major
    Schubert • String Quartet No. 13 in A minor op. 29 D 804 “Rosamunde”
    Dvorak: String Quartet 12, American
    Debussy: g-minor
    Ravel: F-major
    Mozart: Quartet 19, K465, Dissonance
    Wow! There sure is some resemblance!

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    In no particular order,

    Schumann 1
    Shostakovich 8
    Debussy
    Beethoven 1
    Dvorak 12
    Bach AoF (sorry, sorry... I just love Emerson's recording of this)

    String quartet rep is a relative weak spot for me...

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