Comments for Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net All just my personal opinion Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:39:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Comment on Beethoven: String Quartet op.95 by Jerusalem Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-23 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-string-quartet-op-95/#comment-1529 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:39:05 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=1006#comment-1529 […] in the preceding concert reviews, I’m referring back to my earlier article with a detailed comparison of various recordings of the String Quartet No.11 in f minor, op.95, “Serioso”, by Ludwig van Beethoven […]

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Comment on Beethoven: String Quartet op.59/1 by Jerusalem Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-23 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-string-quartet-op-591/#comment-1528 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:38:13 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=960#comment-1528 […] and discussion of the composition, I’m referring back to my earlier article with a detailed comparison of various recordings of the String Quartet No.7 in F major, op.59/1, a.k.a. “Razumovsky No.1” by Ludwig […]

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Comment on Gringolts Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-21 by Jerusalem Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-23 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/gringolts-quartet-lac-lugano-2017-04-21/#comment-1527 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:37:56 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=11470#comment-1527 […] Also this one was not set up in the main concert hall, rather in the Teatrostudio, see my earlier post for details. In this recital, there were around 75 – 80 people in the audience. Unlike the […]

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Comment on Cuarteto Casals — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-22 by Jerusalem Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-23 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/cuarteto-casals-lac-lugano-2017-04-22/#comment-1526 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:37:30 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=11475#comment-1526 […] The instruments area mix of old and new. Age is not really relevant with instruments of the violin family. Modern luthiers are able to produce instruments that can compete with even highest quality ones from Cremona or other prominent locations. On the other hand, most historic violins are no longer in the original form, but have undergone modifications such as adopting a longer fingerboard and a steeper neck for higher string tension (more volume). And, just as important: the majority of the instruments now are played with modern strings (rather than gut strings) and Tourte type bows (in this series of concerts, only the Cuarteto Casals played parts of their recital on period bows. […]

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Comment on Beethoven: String Quartet op.135 by Cuarteto Casals — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-22 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-string-quartet-op-135/#comment-1525 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:49:37 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=1098#comment-1525 […] the context of a comparison of various recordings I have given a detailed description and discussion about the String Quartet No.16 in F major, […]

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Comment on Beethoven: String Quartet op.18/1 by Cuarteto Casals — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-22 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-string-quartet-op-181/#comment-1524 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:48:54 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=867#comment-1524 […] the context of a comparison of various recordings I have given a detailed description and discussion about the String Quartet No.1 in F major, […]

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Comment on Gringolts Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-21 by Cuarteto Casals — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-22 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/gringolts-quartet-lac-lugano-2017-04-21/#comment-1523 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:46:02 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=11470#comment-1523 […] as most concerts here, at 20:30h). For a description of the venue see my earlier post about the first concert on 2017-04-21, with the Gringolts Quartet. The setting was essentially identical, except that there were now 85 rather than just 72 seats. […]

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Comment on Beethoven: String Quartet op.59/2 by Gringolts Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-21 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-string-quartet-op-592/#comment-1522 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:28:05 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=971#comment-1522 […] here, I have posted a detailed description and discussion of String Quartet No.8 in e minor, op.59/2, a.k.a. “Razumovsky Quartet No.2”, […]

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Comment on Beethoven: String Quartet op.18/6 by Gringolts Quartet — LAC Lugano, 2017-04-21 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-string-quartet-op-186/#comment-1521 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:24:31 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=946#comment-1521 […] the context of a comparison of various recordings of the String Quartet No.6 in B flat major, op.18/6 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) I […]

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Comment on Gabetta, Nézet-Séguin — Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-04-25 by Mráček, Zhao, Fedoseyev — Zurich, 2017-04-20 | Rolf's Music Blog https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/gabetta-nezet-seguin-zurich-2016-04-25/#comment-1520 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:51:16 +0000 http://www.rolf-musicblog.net/?p=8250#comment-1520 […] Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphonic Poem “Francesca da Rimini” in the context of an earlier concert. I won’t repeat that text here, other than mentioning that this work was composed in […]

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