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    Great choice! These are the two recordings I own. Lots of recordings out there to check out. I started listening last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandryka View Post
    The horror! The horror! This quartet has everything I don't like about classical music.
    The full range of human emotion, not for you, huh? Or just that you don't want Classical music to express a full range of human emotion? So, just music always expressed in an idealized state, and not, you know, "the real thing"? Just curious.
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    I'm catching up with the Ginastera, which I'd heard before but not for years and years. I think it's a great quartet, and I dearly wish I had picked up the Cuarteto Latinoamericano CD back when it wasn't being listed for hundreds of dollars. Obviously, there is the clear debt to Béla Bartók, but I see that only as a point of reference, since there is a very clear, distinctive personal style at work. The lyrical elements, in particular, to me sound very personal. It is certainly a tour de force for the quartet, and it's a pity more quartets haven't picked it up for the repertoire.

    By the way, I thought the new quartet for the week was supposed to start on Sunday, announced late Saturday, perhaps, and now it seems to have advanced to Thursday? That seems not ideal. But, I guess it doesn't matter. It's my own fault I didn't put on the Ginastera days ago.

    But anyway I love Mendelssohn, and this is a quartet I don't know! That'll be fun. And I, for one, welcome a full range of human emotion in music. Mendelssohn is so-often (incorrectly, imo) typecast as bubbly and light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorf View Post
    By the way, I thought the new quartet for the week was supposed to start on Sunday, announced late Saturday, perhaps, and now it seems to have advanced to Thursday? That seems not ideal. But, I guess it doesn't matter. It's my own fault I didn't put on the Ginastera days ago.
    Sorry, yes, that is usually how it goes. The weekly reminder should be on Thursday. From now on we’ll get back on track
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