By Edith Eisler
During this selection of in-depth interviews, modern-day prime performers get to the guts of 1 of the main liked different types of classical song: the string quartet. Representing either younger teams and longstanding favorites, all of them have insights into the thrill and hardships of expressing themselves as a part of a tight-knit ensemble. How they perform, how they arrive to consensus, their functionality secrets and techniques and anxieties, what strikes and conjures up them - all this and extra involves lifestyles during this sequence of unveiling interviews with participant and constitution Strings journal contributor Edith Eisler.
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I just fell in love with its sound—it spoke to me; I felt I had a special affinity for that tone quality,” Finckel explains. “So I decided I wanted to see if this man would make a cello for me. We met and talked about models and which cellos he would like to copy. I knew I could gain access to one of them, the famous ‘Duport’ Stradivari, which belongs to Rostropovich, who is a very good friend of mine. ” The instrument was completed after five years of careful work, and Finckel loved it from the start.
David Geber’s Cremonese cello was made by Giovanni Battista Ruggieri in 1667. He usually uses a bow by Nicolas Lupot. The players use different strings on their own instruments than they used on the Strads, except for Carney, who uses Dominant G, D, and A and Goldbrokat E strings on both. Winograd currently uses a Eudoxa Oliv G, Dominant D and A, and Goldbrokat E on his own instrument, but on the Strad he used Eudoxa Olive label G, D, and A strings and a Goldbrokat E. Avshalomov uses Pirastro Wondertone Gold Label C, G, and D strings and a Larsen medium A on his own viola, and he played with a Dominant C, G, D, and Jargar A on the Strad.
810, “Death and the Maiden” (DG 423 398). Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 135; Schubert: Quartet in G, D. 887 (DG 429 224). Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51; Schumann: Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3 (DG 431 650). Cacioppo: Monsterslayer. With Curt Cacioppo, piano (CPS 8652). Cowell: Quartet Euphometric; Harris: Three Variations on a Theme (Quartet No. 2); Shepherd: Triptych for Soprano and String Quartet. With Betsy Norden, soprano (NW 218). Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Ravel: Quartet in F (DG 427 320).
21st-Century String Quartets, Vol. 1 by Edith Eisler