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Title: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 13, 2021, 10:47:33 AM
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Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Florestan on May 13, 2021, 11:41:47 AM
I have it in this box

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Haven't listened to it yet.

Hope it helps.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 13, 2021, 12:04:28 PM
I have it in this box

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71krvznBsbL._SL1354_.jpg)

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
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Florestan 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:
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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.  :)
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Papy Oli 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:
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 13, 2021, 12:30:04 PM
alternatively, you get a good door stop... :laugh:

Indeed!  :D
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Florestan 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:
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng 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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Brian 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!
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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!

Quartetto David?
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng 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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: amw 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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Biffo 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
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 14, 2021, 02:34:55 AM
I have it in this box

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71krvznBsbL._SL1354_.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut 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).

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Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 14, 2021, 05:54:37 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).

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/510TJ35VM4L._AC_.jpg)


I do believe I am going to get that Venezia String Quartet box.  Other than Verdi's string quartet and Puccini's Crisantemi, I am unfamiliar with any of these, but the addition of Boccherini, Bazzini, Respighi and Malipiero string quartets sounds enticing, and we'll be a surprise in a box to these ears.

Found it for $65 Canadian at Presto for the 10 disc set.  Pretty decent.  Thanks, Karl, for the hot tip.  8)
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: JBS on May 14, 2021, 12:33:18 PM
I do believe I am going to get that Venezia String Quartet box.  Other than Verdi's string quartet and Puccini's Crisantemi, I am unfamiliar with any of these, but the addition of Boccherini, Bazzini, Respighi and Malipiero string quartets sounds enticing, and we'll be a surprise in a box to these ears.

Found it for $65 Canadian at Presto for the 10 disc set.  Pretty decent.  Thanks, Karl, for the hot tip.  8)

And I just ordered it from Amazon MP.

punta del cappello al dottor Henning
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 15, 2021, 02:24:18 PM
I do believe I am going to get that Venezia String Quartet box.  Other than Verdi's string quartet and Puccini's Crisantemi, I am unfamiliar with any of these, but the addition of Boccherini, Bazzini, Respighi and Malipiero string quartets sounds enticing, and we'll be a surprise in a box to these ears.

Found it for $65 Canadian at Presto for the 10 disc set.  Pretty decent.  Thanks, Karl, for the hot tip.  8)

Molto bene, Ray!
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 15, 2021, 02:25:46 PM
And I just ordered it from Amazon MP.

punta del cappello al dottor Henning

Anche bene, mi amico!
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: Jo498 on June 05, 2021, 12:22:28 PM
I have three recordings (Hagen/DG with Crisantemi and some opera fluff, Artemis with Brahms #2, Vogler with Lyric suite) but frankly, I don't care so much for the piece. Still couldn't decide to get rid of any of these recordings as they seemed all very good to me, though.
Title: Re: Verdi's String Quartet
Post by: betterthanfine on June 06, 2021, 06:09:13 AM
How about this one? The Brodskys rarely disappoint and you get the Wolf and Puccini too, along with some fun fillers.

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