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  1. Odnoposoff's Avatar
    About PIT sextet, I've an absolutely fantastic historical recording by Kogan, Elizabeth Gilels, Barshai, Talalian, Knushevitsky and Rostropovich. Just incredible.
  2. jurianbai's Avatar
    great, I am pleased to see somebody actually heard Rossini's Sonata quattro. It is perhaps very early concrete example of SQ formation in use.

    now... if autumn season can come in as well.....

    edit: oops, I think I mixed Rossini with Alessandro Scarlatti's Sonata for quartet in Dm. In fact, I think your Gioacchino Rossini is a new recommendation for me... thanks.
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  3. Sid James's Avatar
    The Schubert 15th SQ is a fav of mine. I think it tends to get overshadowed a bit by #13 & #14, as they both have well-known song tunes in them?

    Anyway, I always liked the dissonance in the SQ #15. He was definitely pushing the boundaries there. I think it may well be kind of hard to perform this. Bits of it are lyrical & song-like, others are pretty harsh for the time. A bit like bipolar disorder. It must be hard for performers to balance these wildly different elements out.

    I used to have the Brandis Quartet (Berlin) recording, but now I've got the Busch Quartet classic recordings (made before WW2, i think?). the Brandis pushed the dissonant/extreme elements more & the busch kind of make it more lyrical, imo.

    as for the tchaikovsky, a winner there. such a great piece. i've only heard the orch. version. it was esp. great live, but it would be interesting if i can hear the sextet version. love how he incorporates russian or russian sounding themes/ideas. as sunny as italy but as russian a tchaik probably ever got...
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  4. itywltmt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trout
    Thanks for introducing me to many new string quartets. I can't wait to see what's next!
    You're welcome... But I think thanks goes to the TC'ers that provided the suggestions! I'm merely the blogger who put it together in one convenient location.

    Pierre
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  5. Trout's Avatar
    Thanks for introducing me to many new string quartets. I can't wait to see what's next!
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  6. jurianbai's Avatar
    haha... great week I can imagine. Viva string quartet!!
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  7. itywltmt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja
    Interesting you came up with the Griffes Poem. I actually made no mention of it on your thread. But you are right, it has no real inspiration in a written poem, but it's a musical poem. The flute is the poet.
    It's my job to keep you all "on your toes"!! I didn't think these "poems" were much of a curve ball, but if they were, then that's an unexpected bonus (for you and me)
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  8. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    Interesting you came up with the Griffes Poem. I actually made no mention of it on your thread. But you are right, it has no real inspiration in a written poem, but it's a musical poem. The flute is the poet.
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  9. Keychick's Avatar
    I agree with you about your comments about the CBC Radio#2.
    Its in abit of dissary as of late. The last few years now i would say?
    Radio1 is great for daily jornalism but #2 needs a fixing.
    We need more Canadaian content.
    I will be watching your blog my friend.
    Carry on, looking forward to this effort.
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  10. Meaghan's Avatar
    What a nice project! It came out well.
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  11. Polednice's Avatar
    "selection" from the Manfred symphony?!?! It's the best one!! :D
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  12. Jobe's Avatar
    Some of my favourite symphonies of all time, especially 5.
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