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Offline Scarpia

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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2017, 09:32:58 AM »
A new Bartok cycle from the Emerson Quartet.  I have their 1989 recording on DG, which is excellent.  However, I saw them perform the entire set in a single concert in 1995 at Tanglewood, and their interpretation had really expanded and developed since the recording.  I gave up on a live CD from that performance (it was recorded), but am still hoping they'll re-record this cycle.  It would be devastating.  For me, anyway.

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The Emerson Quartet has disbanded, no?

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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2017, 09:38:46 AM »
The Emerson Quartet has disbanded, no?


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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2017, 09:40:11 AM »
The Emerson Quartet has disbanded, no?
I believe they just released an album of Purcell and Britten.

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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2017, 09:42:54 AM »
Now I remember, the cellist quit the group.

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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #64 on: November 04, 2017, 12:03:22 AM »
Yes, I want to see recording in the future. It will be a great experience for me.

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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2017, 01:02:14 AM »
I can entirely recommend the Bloch/Griller set.  A slightly older-sounding recording, but the performance is just excellent.  I have the Pro Arte recordings, but the recording quality isn't that good for a modern DDD recording, and (my opinion) the performance isn't as good as the Griller set.
I have the Griller 1-4 but the 5th quartet was not recorded by them. I am loth to order one expensive disc from the US only for the 5th quartet. Overall the "scandal" is that there are not more and more recent and easily available recordings of this music. The piano quintets fare considerably better with two "modern" and available recordings (Hyperion and Praga? or another Czech label).
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Re: Recordings You Want To See in the Future
« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2017, 08:36:01 AM »
I have the Griller 1-4 but the 5th quartet was not recorded by them. I am loth to order one expensive disc from the US only for the 5th quartet. Overall the "scandal" is that there are not more and more recent and easily available recordings of this music. The piano quintets fare considerably better with two "modern" and available recordings (Hyperion and Praga? or another Czech label).

Quite so: Grillers is 1 - 4, and I believe 5 was yet to be composed at the time of their recordings.  The Pro Arte have done all five, but (my opinion here) the performances are not up to the Griller's standards, and the recording quality is disappointing.  So I agree with you: a new Bloch cycle would be an exciting development!

Interesting thread, this.

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