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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post


    Decided to pick this new release up.
    I bought this as well. I enjoy it very much!

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    Based on your recommendation I ordered this just now. Looking forward to hearing it

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    I think I will jump on this for the price. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    sorry, I didn't read every page -- but on the 1st page there was no AMADEUS. In my very humble o, I think they are unsurpassable in so many ways. It's obviously so subjective, but here's just a few examples from my memory:

    1) they play ensemble just like the word means: absolutely together.
    2) the power and force and delicacy of 133, the fugue, is spine-chilling
    3) take the part in the 5th mvmnt of 131 when the quartet suddenly begins playing sul ponticello. ... and then comes out of it so sublimely.
    4) 127 is joyful; 130 is deep; 132 is like walking into a beautiful cathedral; and 135 is fun in the park. [sorry for all that]

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanLake View Post
    I bought this as well. I enjoy it very much!
    They look rather stoic.
    I don't live in the past,
    there's no future in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsa52 View Post
    sorry, I didn't read every page -- but on the 1st page there was no AMADEUS. In my very humble o, I think they are unsurpassable in so many ways. It's obviously so subjective, but here's just a few examples from my memory:

    1) they play ensemble just like the word means: absolutely together.
    2) the power and force and delicacy of 133, the fugue, is spine-chilling
    3) take the part in the 5th mvmnt of 131 when the quartet suddenly begins playing sul ponticello. ... and then comes out of it so sublimely.
    4) 127 is joyful; 130 is deep; 132 is like walking into a beautiful cathedral; and 135 is fun in the park. [sorry for all that]

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    I do have the Amadeus and its one of my favorites.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Anyone familiar with this set?
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Itullian are you a buyer of this newly issued Julliard 1964-70 boxset of Beethoven Quartets........
    Love the original artwork sleeves

    There is an earlier 1957-60 RCA boxset with some of the BQs and other composers quartets also


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    Thanks DA! I am definitely a buyer. As soon as Amazon gets it in.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Ordered
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    Itullian are you a buyer of this newly issued Julliard 1964-70 boxset of Beethoven Quartets........
    Love the original artwork sleeves
    I picked this one up via Amazon earlier this week. I have to confess that I'm a little disappointed with the sound. I've had these recordings on a previous issue...

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    ...for a long time (it's one of my favorite sets of the quartets), and the new set is no sonic improvement. In fact, I think that the new issue sounds a little worse. The original sound was very close and "in your face", but the new transfer is even more claustrophobic. It's OK via speakers, but on headphones, it's pretty unpleasant listening.

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    You might find this interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkasimer View Post
    I picked this one up via Amazon earlier this week. I have to confess that I'm a little disappointed with the sound. I've had these recordings on a previous issue...

    jsq.jpg

    ...for a long time (it's one of my favorite sets of the quartets), and the new set is no sonic improvement. In fact, I think that the new issue sounds a little worse. The original sound was very close and "in your face", but the new transfer is even more claustrophobic. It's OK via speakers, but on headphones, it's pretty unpleasant listening.
    Oh dear, I was expecting an improvement. Hoping to sample it soon but thanks for the heads-up.

    Edit: I've just listened to my original copies of two full quartets 1 & 11 and then compared them to the remasters that are on Spotify. Although I agree that the performances are still quite in your face I like the remasters much more. They've reduced much of the original analogue hiss, boosted the bass, took away some of the violin shrillness and the resultant recordings, to me, sound much more natural and less dated. I even think that detail is improved as some of the original analogue hiss was uneven and at times a bit distracting. Just my view. Others may think differently
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    The Juillard is one of those quartets that sounds like no one else. I've only heard their late quartets, but my impression is that it was a very light "French" style that brought out a lot of ideas I had never considered before. I really do need to listen to Beethoven's string quartets more. It's possibly the greatest body of music that I've truly neglected.

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    Picked this up used on ebay
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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