Started by Mark, October 06, 2007, 06:18:44 AM
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Quote from: DavidW on October 06, 2007, 06:35:24 AMWell unless you're strange like Gurn, I think that you will most likely discover that you'll like the late works alot more than the early ones which are imo only mildly pleasant to listen to once or twice.I encourage you to try the other Melos set on HM because it has (a) better sound, (b) better playing, and (c) better price because it only does the good quartets. That being said if you are absolutely committed to getting a complete set, both that you have linked are good, and I prefer Melos. Did that set (I don't remember) include the quintet with Rostropovich? I ask that because I love that recording of Schubert's string quintet, in fact maybe I should listen to it today!
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on October 06, 2007, 11:47:39 AMNo, David, Rostro plays it with the Emersons, at least that's the one I have. Very nice performance too. If he also plays it with the Melos, that's new to me.
Quote from: DavidW on October 06, 2007, 12:00:30 PMSurprisingly enough he has recorded it more than once, the first when he was in his prime was with Melos.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on October 06, 2007, 12:06:47 PMAh, well not so surprising, I suppose. I like that Emerson version with him. If the other tops it, it must be damned good.
Quote from: Harry Collier on October 06, 2007, 11:23:16 AMI would recommend NOT starting with all the quartets. You would risk musical indigestion. Get to know a couple of the best ones to begin with. In my view, the recent GROC re-issue of the Busch Quartet in the last quartet, plus Death & the Maiden, is quite unparalleled.
Quote from: dtw on October 06, 2007, 11:59:43 AMFor a complete set, Third Ear likes the Leipzig Quartet.
Quote from: BorisG on October 06, 2007, 05:00:43 PMThird Ear is Tin Ear.
Quote from: snyprrr on June 08, 2009, 01:27:46 PMThe best D887?
Quote from: Valentino on June 08, 2009, 02:11:26 PMFour surgeons cutting you to pieces.
Quote from: snyprrr on June 08, 2009, 06:43:40 PMAlso, Melos/DG is different than Melos/Harmonia Mundi, no?
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