I bet it will wake up now though thanks to you Al.....
Are you listening to the Buchberger SQ?
Yes! But that is not really why I sought out this thread. I have it in good MP3, and like it's rough&ready energy and zeal--but am prejudiced in favor of playing actual CDs (although I do NOT believe that they are audibly better sounding). I've ordered the big blue box, but it hasn't arrived yet.
I've been playing the Konzerthaus Quartet versions from the Westminster 1 box, which, if I am not mistaken, you also own. I was playing the 76, and love it. However, I don't know if that is because it is a great version, or if it is just one of the most approachable opera (is that the correct term here?). I haven't played a lot of SQ music, and so am floundering a bit. I've been playing the "last 3 quartets" from the big Vivarte box (which you also have, no?) and love it, as well. However, when I wander out into the sea of Haydn's SQs, I soon lose my bearings and get lost. There are so many of them, and I don't really have the tools or background to understand them very well. I can't distinguish between them, or really follow the larger form of the pieces.
It's dinner time. I just had a big vodka, and my wife just called. She's picking me up to go out to eat. Anyway, I'd like to hear what you think about these. bye for now.