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    If only because we're winding down the discussion of DSCH #2 and not yet into the next one (and because I spend too much time thinking about book covers and marketing), these are the three album covers I like even better than the Carduccis pretending to be a motorcycle gang:

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    The Pacifica is hard to beat, right? Anybody else have a thought, assuming you care about this kind of thing?

    (Don't worry, I won't make this a weekly thing.)
    Last edited by StevehamNY; Apr-09-2021 at 23:10.

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    Yes, great covers. The Carducci's fail to convince as a motorcycle gang!!
    “The special mark of the modern world is not that it is sceptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it”

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    Lol @ the Carduccis looking like a crap Sons of Anarchy. What about the Sorrels looking like they're attending a 1980s business meeting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    Lol @ the Carduccis looking like a crap Sons of Anarchy. What about the Sorrels looking like they're attending a 1980s business meeting?

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    Isn't this more like a 2021 zoom call meeting?

    How about the Kopelmans awkwardly standing next to... um, whatever this is?

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    Steve - The cover of the Pacifica is great. It looks like Ivan Drago from Rocky IV saying, "I must break you."

    The guy to the left of that thing on the Kopelman cover looks like he's thinking, "this is a bad idea."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SearsPoncho View Post
    Steve - The cover of the Pacifica is great. It looks like Ivan Drago from Rocky IV saying, "I must break you."

    The guy to the left of that thing on the Kopelman cover looks like he's thinking, "this is a bad idea."
    "You hurt him! See, he's not a machine! He's a man!"

    (Apologies if you don't have the entire movie, or at least the fight scene, memorized like me and SP.)

    And yes, the guy to the left of the Manute Bol statue is the esteemed violist Igor Sulyga, I believe, and right about now he's wondering if he could put on a leather jacket and pass for a Carducci.

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    As an NBA fan, if that statue is THE Manute "not in my house" Bol, that is awesome!

    "If he dies, he dies." Ok, that's my last Rocky IV quote.
    "It should have worked." - Arthur Carlson

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    Oh crap, it's Helgi's pick. I am worried this could be another marathon for me.

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    Well, Presto gives me 26 recordings — the mile equivalent of a full marathon

    After much dithering over three of his late quartets, I present to you Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106 (B192).

    Here’s a note by Terry Barfoot from a Chilingrian Quartet booklet:

    The Quartet in G major, opus 106, is Dvořák’s penultimate such composition, for although opus 105 in A flat was begun first it was completed later. These two quartets were the first works he completed after returning from the United States; opus 106 was written during November and December 1895. Its style reflects a generally sunny outlook, but its taut structure is the result of a deep understanding and a long experience of writing for the medium.

    The principal subject of the first movement has great melodic freshness and generates an energetic motif which is used as an agent of transition, whereas the subsidiary theme is expressive and song-like. The development is masterly, ranging through various keys with subtle explorations of this material, often using dance-like transformations stemming from the first subject’s triplet figure. The richness of content is reflected in the way that the recapitulation presents a meltingly lyrical new theme as a counter-subject, before the coda reaches a jubilant conclusion.

    The Adagio ma non troppo is one of Dvořák’s most eloquent and intimate slow movements. Its design is that of theme and variations, alternating between major and minor, and exploring many moods within the set expressive agenda. At the heart of the movement, for instance, there is an intensification when the first violin in its high register is set against a richly textured accompaniment. The theme itself has a wide melodic compass of more than two octaves, but nevertheless its intrinsic character is broad and calm.

    The Molto vivace third movement has echos of the composer’s American trip, recalling the famous ‘New World’ Symphony. It opens with a vigorous skočná (spring dance) which is contrasted against a smoothly flowing theme presented in dialogue between viola and violin. The central trio is an idyllic intermezzo of great melodic charm, while the restatement is shortened and concentrates on the initial theme.

    The finale has real strength and vigour, reaching towards an emphatic conclusion stressing the scale of the whole work. Yet an improvisatory feeling is present after the slow introduction; this probably stems from the irregular rhytmic shaping of another Czech dance, the furiant, which alternates duple and triple time. However, the mood is sometimes pensive, largely because of the serious tone of the second theme, as well as a tendency to allude to the music of the opening movement. The closing stages are lively, even celebratory, as the Quartet moves to a true affirmation of life.
    Some YouTube links:

    Szymanowski Quartet


    Janacek Quartet (cuts off at the end, though)


    Pavel Haas Quartet, recording w/score

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    This makes a nice transition, because I am currently listening to the Pavel Haas quartet play the Shostakovich and I see they are a recommended listen for the Dvorak. The Pavel Haas recording is my current favorite for the Shosty, by the way. There are so many wonderful things about this recording and I can't wait to listen to more of this group.
    I think record covers should be a thing we do. They are often puzzling and unintentionally funny. I had to laugh at the Kopelman. This seems so much like string players--OK, we'll come out of our practice rooms for five minutes for a photo, but we have to bring our instruments with us because they are far to valuable to leave unattended.

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    I make it 30 recordings ( it I've probably missed some). Here's one of my wonderful lists.

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    I'll probably kick off with these 3 tomorrow (or tonight if I can) and then plow thru the HD to see what else I have to hand.

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    Nice, that should keep you off the streets!

    I have the Panocha, Pavel Haas and Artemis, but am thinking of starting off with something I'm not familiar with. The Cypress for example, I remember liking their Beethoven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmina Banana View Post
    I think record covers should be a thing we do. They are often puzzling and unintentionally funny. I had to laugh at the Kopelman. This seems so much like string players--OK, we'll come out of our practice rooms for five minutes for a photo, but we have to bring our instruments with us because they are far to valuable to leave unattended.
    If I kick this off again (and you may definitely regret encouraging me), I promise to do it at the very end of the week, after the essential business is done!

    For now, I'm starting on the Dvorak! Looks like I only have the Panocha and the Haas, will look forward to hearing if there are other recordings I need to check out.
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    I have the Haas on the HD and its impressive.

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    In other news I'm still listening to Shostakovich. My Soviet Experience box came in Friday and I'm going through it from start to finish. Excellent stuff, and good booklet notes as well.

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