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Re: Robert Fuchs: Violin Sonatas
Posted by Eric Schissel on January 29, 2016, 5:03 pm, in reply to "Re: Robert Fuchs: Violin Sonatas"
I still look forward to hearing the violin sonatas (I've only heard 2 of them so far, nos. 2 - a live performance @ YouTube - and 6) and trios, but the string quartets (and the cello sonatas, and the clarinet quintet) are in my honest opinion quite good. The Minguet Quartet does an especially fine job with the former, though I'm always encouraged when groups start taking these works up beyond sole-ever-recorded-performances (as too often the case!) and have seen, for instance, half (only, unfortunately - the last two movements, but done well, the slow movement soulfully and with some of the otherworldliness? distance? I hear in the Minguet performance...) of the first quartet in a live performance also on YouTube...
(That should probably be "first" quartet since there were some student quartets before it. Still, one often ignores those... After the 4th quartet in A, it seems, judging also from the catalog of the Austrian Library, a quartet, written in Amont in 1925 iirc, after that. I tried writing the ONB librarians about that, but it might have helped if my question (and request, and goal) were clearer and written in German (and if I were sure I'd emailed the right address; I'm not sure). So goes. Well, hopefully that confusion will sometime be cleared up too :) )
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