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Verdi's String Quartet
« on: May 13, 2021, 08:37:13 AM »
I am graciously accepting any recommendations for great recordings of Verdi's string quartet.   :)

Something I have heard before, but I still don't have a recording of in my collection.

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 11:41:47 AM »
I have it in this box



Haven't listened to it yet.

Hope it helps.  :laugh:
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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 12:04:28 PM »
I have it in this box



Haven't listened to it yet.

Hope it helps.  :laugh:

Ohhhhhhhh great! I get to listen to 100 discs of my least favourite music (opera, vocal, Italian opera) just for the one measly string quartet.  :D ::) :laugh: :P

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2021, 12:22:08 PM »
Ohhhhhhhh great! I get to listen to 100 discs of my least favourite music (opera, vocal, Italian opera) just for the one measly string quartet.  :D ::) :laugh: :P

Alternatively, I can let you have that measly SQ.  :laugh:
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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2021, 12:24:46 PM »
Alternatively, I can let you have that measly SQ.  :laugh:

No, you should keep it as it is a marvelous work.  :)

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 12:26:00 PM »
Ohhhhhhhh great! I get to listen to 100 discs of my least favourite music (opera, vocal, Italian opera) just for the one measly string quartet.  :D ::) :laugh: :P

alternatively, you get a good door stop... :laugh:
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2021, 12:30:04 PM »
alternatively, you get a good door stop... :laugh:

Indeed!  :D

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2021, 12:33:37 PM »
No, you should keep it as it is a marvelous work.  :)

Well, vocal / operatic / Italian composers can be quite good at writing SQs. Donizetti wrote more than a dozen, all very enjoyable. Hugo Wolf's SQ is marvelous. And rumor has it that Mozart, Schubert and Schumann wrote some good ones, too.  >:D :P :laugh:
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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2021, 12:41:25 PM »
I am graciously accepting any recommendations for great recordings of Verdi's string quartet.   :)

Something I have heard before, but I still don't have a recording of in my collection.

This won't be much help, but ... I got it as part of the Venezia String Quartet's Italian SQs album.  I got the mp3 album for $18.  While I can recommend the album, it seems Amazon is now selling the mp3 album for $99, and—much as I like the album, it ain't worth a C-note.
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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2021, 12:47:11 PM »
This won't be much help, but ... I got it as part of the Venezia String Quartet's Italian SQs album.  I got the mp3 album for $18.  While I can recommend the album, it seems Amazon is now selling the mp3 album for $99, and—much as I like the album, it ain't worth a C-note.

Is this the 10 disc set of Italian string quartet music (by the Venice SQ)? I was actually looking at that one on ArkivMusic.

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 02:18:39 PM »
Only one I have ever heard is the BIS one where it is coupled with Puccini's works for string quartet. It was nice but I haven't listened in maybe a decade!

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2021, 02:45:28 PM »
Only one I have ever heard is the BIS one where it is coupled with Puccini's works for string quartet. It was nice but I haven't listened in maybe a decade!

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2021, 02:53:29 PM »
Is this the 10 disc set of Italian string quartet music (by the Venice SQ)? I was actually looking at that one on ArkivMusic.

Aye. If you find it at a price you like, snap it up, says I.
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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2021, 06:29:12 PM »
I have two recordings: Artemis Quartet (Ars Musici) and Delmé Quartet (Hyperion). I definitely prefer the Artemis, but the Delmé may be more readily available.

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2021, 11:41:39 PM »
I have it from the Vermeer Quartet coupled with Dvorak String Quartet No 10, Op 51 (Teldec); no idea of its current availability

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2021, 02:34:55 AM »
I have it in this box



Haven't listened to it yet.

Hope it helps.  :laugh:

It's too bad I can't seem to find a stand alone recording with the Quartetto Italiano for this piece, as they are an ensemble I have admired greatly for their Beethoven quartet recordings.

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2021, 02:37:14 AM »
Aye. If you find it at a price you like, snap it up, says I.

Thanks Karl, it is of interest although the price point is a little steep, especially considering that I am looking just for the Verdi (although nothing to suggest I might not love everything else in that box). I'll keep looking though, I might just get lucky.

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2021, 02:39:26 AM »
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I will post some covers on some of the recordings I am considering, which might be close to about 10, trying to whittle it down to one.  :D

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Re: Verdi's String Quartet
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2021, 04:14:21 AM »
These are the ones I am narrowing down to (and I'm leaning towards the 10 disc Italian box set, or the Alto recording, a combination of Rafael and Britten SQ ensembles).