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    Default Weekly quartet. Just a music lover perspective.

    I love string music and just following another forum friend example am going to dedicate every day of the week time enough to listen quietly a string quartet. I will google for info about the particular opus and post any important info that I found, specially performers interview and so on..

    Anyone wanting to join is welcome, just maintaining the perspective stated in the post title. You will probably will find here emotions, personal points of view and so on. If you are a professional, you’ll probably will not find the info useful, the only purpose of this entertainment is to increase music enjoyment by knowing a little better the music to listen.

    In this thread you will find the activity coordination info. Anyone wanting to participate just post an answer. Quartet selection will be made in order of “appearance”.

    For the first week, beginning on February, 24 I’ll select the first quartet: Beethoven, String Quartet 14, opus 131. Will open the thread tomorrow Sunday.

    Enjoy.
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    Last edited by Vicente; Feb-22-2020 at 19:37.

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    I would like to participate! I have a question though, are we to listen to the same quartet once per day every day for one week, ie. a total of seven listens? Or do we only listen the once, on Sunday?

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    Or take a different quartet by the same composer each day. I’m doing that at the moment with the quartets which Ben Johnston wrote - he may be a good composer for this group.

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    Hi
    This activity idea is to deepen in the knowledge of a particular opus during a whole week.

    My personal experience is that when I listen a composition several times, my enjoyment experience grows. During every listening experience I take into account new details, begin to “learn” melodies or themes, how they repeat during the opus development, what effect do they produce in my emotions. That sort of things.

    We can listen two or three different versions of the same composition and look for the different approach, what’s your perspective of the different interpretations.

    Those sorts of things cannot be attained the first time you listen, that’s why I proposed the activity.

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    Vicente Vida

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    This is so exciting. I’m going to join. An inspired first selection. I think I will be listening to the Takacs Quartet recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selby View Post
    This is so exciting. I’m going to join. An inspired first selection. I think I will be listening to the Takacs Quartet recording.
    I was "inspired" by your thread.

    Feel free to share your thaughts in:

    Beethoven String Quartet 14. Just a Music Lover Perspective

    Intend to keep this thread to coordinate the activity or receive activity change proposals.

    Enjoy
    Vicente Vida

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicente View Post
    I was "inspired" by your thread.

    Feel free to share your thaughts in:

    Beethoven String Quartet 14. Just a Music Lover Perspective

    Intend to keep this thread to coordinate the activity or receive activity change proposals.

    Enjoy
    Vicente Vida
    Possibly this idea can expand to threads on Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto, etc. Lot of work, though.
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    The last time I thought about op 131 I thought this seminar had some useful ideas

    https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/86413/249276/0/0
    Last edited by Mandryka; Feb-24-2020 at 13:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Possibly this idea can expand to threads on Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto, etc. Lot of work, though.
    Yes, a lot of work. Let's see if the quartets idea has a good reception before planning to expand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandryka View Post
    The last time I thought about op 131 I thought this seminar had some useful ideas

    https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/86413/249276/0/0
    Thanks a lot, I'll move the seminar reference to the op 131 dedicated thread.

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    Up to know people interested in the String Quartet activity are as in the following list:

    - Vicente
    - flamencosketches
    - Selby

    flamencosteches, if you would like, select an string quartet to be listened in week 02/08 March, so everybody interested can look for recordings and/or information.

    Thanks a lot
    Vicente Vida
    Last edited by Vicente; Feb-24-2020 at 15:44.

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    ^I'm still interested and have been listening to op.131.
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    Has next weeks selection been decided?

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    Belatedly, I am in for this.

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    Like the piano sonata thread, I love the idea, and will definitely add my thoughts weekly. I just don't have the desire/commitment to listen to it every day of the week.

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