Author Topic: Beethoven's String Quartets  (Read 120833 times)

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Mark

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2007, 04:25:37 PM »
I guess I'm satisfied enough with what I have: Vegh, bits from Takacs, Vlach, Hollywood, Hagen, Yale.

Have any of these crossed your path, Mark?

Heard some of the Takacs set, and again, liked what I heard. Didn't buy them, though: every time I checked on Amazon, they were either too pricey ... or discontinued. ;D With all the recommendations here for the Vegh, I wonder if I need to hear these. After all, I have two sets with which I'm happy.

George

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2007, 04:26:27 PM »
Heard some of the Takacs set, and again, liked what I heard. Didn't buy them, though: every time I checked on Amazon, they were either too pricey ... or discontinued. ;D With all the recommendations here for the Vegh, I wonder if I need to hear these. After all, I have two sets with which I'm happy.

You have Alexander and ?

Mark

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2007, 04:30:34 PM »

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2007, 04:36:39 PM »
Heard some of the Takacs set, and again, liked what I heard. Didn't buy them, though: every time I checked on Amazon, they were either too pricey ... or discontinued. ;D With all the recommendations here for the Vegh, I wonder if I need to hear these. After all, I have two sets with which I'm happy.

Oh, well, if you're budget conscious (who isn't? ;D) the Vegh stereo set is actually available at a pretty affordable price (last I checked). Might not be the last word in bargain-bin pricing but still pretty decent.




 
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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #44 on: September 22, 2007, 05:08:19 PM »
Any reason why these guys haven't been mentioned in this thread (until now ;D)?



Just listening to them now, and I like what I hear. :)
They're not on a major label with all the promotional folderol that goes with it.  I like them very much, but they're one of the hometown teams so I'm prejudiced.  We usually catch them a few times a season.  This year we've a subscription to their Beethoven series in Berkeley.  Op. 59, 74, 95.  Their Shosty cycle a few years ago was superb!

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2007, 05:36:21 PM »
I'd chime in here and voice my admiration for Vegh Q, but apparently Bill had me covered. ;D

George

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« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2007, 06:09:42 PM »
I'd chime in here and voice my admiration for Vegh Q, but apparently Bill had me covered. ;D

At this point, saying the Vegh's stereo set is wonderful would be like saying Beethoven is wonderful.  :D

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2007, 06:12:17 PM »
I was about to reply to my own post and say "oh yeah Corey, well I..." and then I'm like wait that's not Corey, that's me.  Damn, stupid avatar. ;D

George

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2007, 06:19:33 PM »
I was about to reply to my own post and say "oh yeah Corey, well I..." and then I'm like wait that's not Corey, that's me.  Damn, stupid avatar. ;D

It could be worse you know. You could have chosen Ingrid Bergman as your avatar and Bogey could have chosen the one you currently have. Then you and Corey would be making out in Bogey's avatar.   ;)

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2007, 06:25:53 PM »
It could be worse you know. You could have chosen Ingrid Bergman as your avatar and Bogey could have chosen the one you currently have. Then you and Corey would be making out in Bogey's avatar.   ;)

Too bad we don't share a Kim Novak avatar, otherwise I'd make a Vertigo reference so fast...

George

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2007, 06:28:01 PM »
Too bad we don't share a Kim Novak avatar, otherwise I'd make a Vertigo reference so fast...

 ;D

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2007, 06:36:47 PM »
I was about to reply to my own post and say "oh yeah Corey, well I..." and then I'm like wait that's not Corey, that's me.  Damn, stupid avatar. ;D

Lay ten dollars on me and I won't change my avatar to Cary Grant! ;D




Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

George

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2007, 06:38:08 PM »
Lay ten dollars on me and I won't change my avatar to Cary Grant! ;D

I'm changing mine to Alfred Hitchcock, I'll control you all.  >:D

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2007, 06:42:22 PM »
I'm changing mine to Alfred Hitchcock, I'll control you all.  >:D

There avatar changed, less confusion for all. ;D

George

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2007, 06:43:02 PM »
There avatar changed, less confusion for all. ;D

 ;D

Who will dare choose the female lead from Psycho as their avatar?

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2007, 07:04:36 PM »
Mark, if you do not give the Végh stereo cycle a test drive I will simply SCREAM!
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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2007, 07:06:35 PM »
Mark, if you do not give the Végh stereo cycle a test drive I will simply SCREAM!

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Mark

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2007, 12:41:16 AM »
Oh, well, if you're budget conscious (who isn't? ;D) the Vegh stereo set is actually available at a pretty affordable price.

Searched Amazon, but draw a blank. ???

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2007, 03:28:52 AM »
Searched Amazon, but draw a blank. ???

  Yes I tried that too while I was searching for a Complete set of Beethoven's string quartet and could not find the Vegh recording at an affordable price.

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Re: Beethoven's String Quartets
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2007, 03:36:05 AM »
  Yes I tried that too while I was searching for a Complete set of Beethoven's string quartet and could not find the Vegh recording at an affordable price.

  marvin


Well, $60 or £35 is certainly not cheap for a set of 8 CD's, but it still might be affordable?

At least, you now know where to find it, Mark! :)

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