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Offline Florestan

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All things strings
« on: April 28, 2007, 08:39:31 AM »
A topic for string chamber music aficionados. Post here anything related.

I, for one, need recommendations for lesser known trios, quartets, quintets, sextets etctets from the Gurnian Period (1750-1828). Thanks in advance for any help.
"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part."

 --- Claude Debussy

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Re: All things strings
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007, 09:10:31 AM »
A topic for string chamber music aficionados. Post here anything related.

I, for one, need recommendations for lesser known trios, quartets, quintets, sextets etctets from the Gurnian Period (1750-1828). Thanks in advance for any help.

I will not be responsible for your financial downfall, so no recommendations from me! $:)

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Re: All things strings
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007, 09:43:26 AM »
A topic for string chamber music aficionados. Post here anything related.

I, for one, need recommendations for lesser known trios, quartets, quintets, sextets etctets from the Gurnian Period (1750-1828). Thanks in advance for any help.

Florestan - I'm sure that you've seen this THREAD, already - dozens of composers listed from this period, and many already w/ their own threads - should be TONS of recommendations to sort out -  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2007, 09:50:52 AM »
Florestan - I'm sure that you've seen this THREAD, already - dozens of composers listed from this period, and many already w/ their own threads - should be TONS of recommendations to sort out -  ;D

That will be his absolute downfall Dave! ;D

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Re: All things strings
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007, 10:21:47 AM »
I will not be responsible for your financial downfall, so no recommendations from me! $:)
Harry, my friend, one of these days the Dutch TV will run a headline about the biggest bank hold-up in the Romanian history... so you'll be, eventually, responsible for my going to jail... ;D

SonicMan, thanks for pointing me that thread, I didn't noticed it... shame on me!
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Re: All things strings
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2007, 12:35:31 PM »
Nothing wrong with that thread of course but I do not see Józef (Jozef) Elsner (Chopin's teacher) or Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (Dobrzynski, Chopin's colleague from Elsner's class) listed there. Acte Préalable have released some of their string chamber works. I often complain about the performances on AP but these are recorded by the Wilanów String Quartet and by Camerata Vistula - two excellent ensembles. And anyway, if you decide to buy and don't like them, I will be more than happy to supply my mailing address (so far I only have these as radio recordings). ;D

    


Another good performance but a slightly less interesting composer (Franciszek Lessel, Haydn's pupil):



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Re: All things strings
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2007, 12:58:25 PM »
Nothing wrong with that thread of course but I do not see Józef (Jozef) Elsner (Chopin's teacher) or Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (Dobrzynski, Chopin's colleague from Elsner's class) listed there. Acte Préalable have released some of their string chamber works. I often complain about the performances on AP but these are recorded by the Wilanów String Quartet and by Camerata Vistula - two excellent ensembles. And anyway, if you decide to buy and don't like them, I will be more than happy to supply my mailing address (so far I only have these as radio recordings). ;D

    


Another good performance but a slightly less interesting composer (Franciszek Lessel, Haydn's pupil):



Maciek - please add to the other thread, as your list of 'missing' composers from this era continues - think I added nearly a dozen, myself so far to the original listings - I'm sure there are plenty more composers of to add - thanks.   :)  Dave

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Re: All things strings
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2007, 05:04:19 PM »
Very much enjoying this CD of light, predominantly sunny romantic music:



... even though I was originally going to wait for Harry's judgment before buying it!

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Re: All things strings
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2007, 11:15:59 PM »
Very much enjoying this CD of light, predominantly sunny romantic music:



... even though I was originally going to wait for Harry's judgment before buying it!

You must have been asleep Brian! for a long time.
Several times I reviewed this fine disc, and told everyone how good a follow up this was on their Schumann SQ recording.
So absolutely recommended lads! ;D
Or are you pulling my leg huh? $:)

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Re: All things strings
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 06:45:54 PM »
You must have been asleep Brian! for a long time.
Several times I reviewed this fine disc, and told everyone how good a follow up this was on their Schumann SQ recording.
So absolutely recommended lads! ;D
Or are you pulling my leg huh? $:)
Oh dear, it seems I was asleep  :-[  ;) going to hunt down your reviews now ...