Webern’s String Quartet


Something to entertain folks on this otherwise excellent blog – I like this piece, therefore it is good:

2 thoughts on “Webern’s String Quartet

  1. Very beautiful indeed, thanks for posting. Webern is so naturally elegant, that leanness that Boulez loved and often gets the sound too, but is more grandiose and romanticist. Webern is the sort of composer in which every note counts, but it’s not precious–you’d never know it was at all systematized if you just listen freshly; and every sound is exquisite.

    I just saw that this was up too, never have listened to it. What do you think of it? I’m a big fan of much of Gould, including some of the craziness–there’s one of the WTC Book II, I believe the G Major Prelude, that he plays so that it sounds like a lyrebird of the sort I once saw on one of the Nature series of PBS>

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