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06 January 2009 @ 08:47 pm
Schubert and Beethoven Chamber  
Sorry guys, thought I would take a break for Christmakuh and such. But I'm back! Hope you all had a loverly break.

Franz Schubert- String Quartet No. 14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden"
Ludwig van Beethoven- String Quartet No. 11 in F minor "Serioso"

Emerson Quartet

Review of Pieces-
Death and the Maiden is actually one of my fathers favorite pieces, and I first heard it when he played it for me on is vinyl. Schubert is his favorite composer, and for good reason! This quartet is absolutely incredible, there are just these subtle things about that make is fantastic. I love how in the second movement, you can actually hear the violinist representing the maiden, and the death represented by the cello trying to seduce her. It's great! And then the last movement is just perfect. All of this energy stored in this quiet yet exciting scherzo that grows all the way to the end of the piece, which ends with a bang!
I have actually played Beethoven's Serioso, and it's one of my favorites of his quartets. It's just so unique. My dad says Beethoven is like a person without skin, all the bones and guts are showing. Well, Beethoven sure lays quite the tough bones and guts for the romantic error.

Review of Arists-
It's Emerson, need I say more? I know, I'm a wee bit obsessed. They look so young!

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