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Name: Charles Han
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 01:07:51
Text: My quartet has recently been working on this one, and it's
spectacular! The usual rap on early Beethoven quartets is that they
are too plain and Haydn-like to carry much of that much-beloved
romantic emotion. So imagine our surprise when we first played
through the ominous opening, building up to the wild, impassioned
chords... and then there's the beautiful solo work throughout the
whole work, and some pretty clever textural and harmonic writing
from the Master as well. This one I definitely going straight to
the top of our preferred repertoire...
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