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|Ludwig van Beethoven, Lindsay String Quartet, The Lindsays|
Beethoven: String Quartets: Opus 59 Nos. 2 & 3 "Razumovsky"
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grandpiano_57 | Burlington, CT USA | 01/16/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed the Lindsay String Quartet's great recording of the Beethoven Late String Quartets. Those are available on the ASV label as well and are the best performances of those masterpieces I have ever heard. I was looking forward to these, and the performances remain at a high level. However, someone either turned up the reverb too much or they recorded these pieces inside an empty cathedral. I think a String Quartet is a very intimate genre, even when taken to the symphonic heights Beethoven reached for in his middle and late quartets. The coloration of sound as if played at the bottom of a well did not bring these pieces home to me. On the other hand, The Emerson String Quartet has a great collection on Destsche Grammophon that has a sparkling performance and just the right sound. I think it is a matter of taste, but I will be reaching for those more often then these."