By Edith Eisler
During this choice of in-depth interviews, state-of-the-art major performers get to the guts of 1 of the main loved types of classical tune: the string quartet. Representing either younger teams and longstanding favorites, all of them have insights into the thrill and hardships of expressing themselves as a part of a tight-knit ensemble. How they perform, how they arrive to consensus, their functionality secrets and techniques and anxieties, what strikes and conjures up them - all this and extra involves existence during this sequence of unveiling interviews with participant and constitution Strings journal contributor Edith Eisler.
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4; Schuller: String Quartet No. 3. With Thomas Hampson, baritone (DG 435 867). Bartók: Complete String Quartets (DG 423 657). Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (DG 447 076). Beethoven: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95; Schubert: Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” (DG 423 398). Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 135; Schubert: Quartet in G, D. 887 (DG 429 224). Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51; Schumann: Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3 (DG 431 650). Cacioppo: Monsterslayer. With Curt Cacioppo, piano (CPS 8652).
Their taste in music is catholic; their knowledge—and not only of the string-quartet literature—is both wide and deep, and they speak about all aspects of it with an emphasis born of strong convictions and passionate involvement. As we talked about their coaching, it became clear that in the course of time they have witnessed many changes in teaching methods and attitudes, and their comments on the fact that much of the old authoritarian style has given way to a more open, tolerant approach was music to my ears.
130 with the Grosse Fuge, and the last concert has Op. 131, Op. 135, and ends with the alternate finale of Op. 130. ” Setzer adds, “Yes, to be there from the beginning of Op. 18, No. ” “We’ve also played the quartets in a sort of modified chronological order, with two Op. 18s and one Op. 59 on each of the first three programs, then proceeding chronologically to the end,” Dutton continues. ” But Setzer’s inspired inventiveness has also found an infinite variety of combinations that “bounce the Beethoven quartets off those of other composers,” as he puts it.
21st-Century String Quartets, Vol. 1 by Edith Eisler