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Dvorak String Quartet no. 12 in F major Op. 96 'American'

performed by the Prager Streichquartett, or below by the Cleveland Quartet

This is one of those pieces that impedes the discovery of all the composer’s other works in the form. 1,205 more words


Dvorak String Quartet no. 1 in A, op. 2

performed by the Prager Streichquartett

Wow… this is a long quartet.

But maybe it shouldn’t be. The Prague String Quartet’s recording comes in at 48 minutes, which feels pretty hefty for a chamber work, but other recordings, like that from the Vlach Quartet, come in at way less than Prague’s 48 minutes, much closer to Wikipedia’s stated playing time of 33 minutes. 934 more words


Holmboe String Quartet no. 1, op. 46

performed by the Kontra Quartet

In his book Surprised by Beauty, Robert R. Reilly suggests taking the Holmboe quartets in their published order, saying they might be the most challenging listens of everything the composer wrote. 919 more words


Gustav Helsted: String Quartet no. 4 in Fm, op. 33

performed by Steve’s Bedroom Band (I think) (more about that below), or from a very recent recording on Dacapo, linked below

(second, third… 1,230 more words


A bit of culture!

So last night I went to a string quartet with my mom. What an experience that was!!! The quartet was made up of 3 girls and 1 guy who were all graduate students at the near by (pretty much next door) University of Akron. 146 more words

Gade String Quartet in E minor

performed by the folks listed in the following video

So there are a few reasons we’re doubling up on Gade this week. For one, I couldn’t find a recording (because apparently none has ever been made) of August Winding’s op. 944 more words