Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-888-352-9466 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


Wall'O'Fame
Solarrdadd's 7.1 Apartment HT!
A promise is A promise... Axiom's second home
AxiomAudio Blog

Insider’s Sneak Peek: AxiomAeris

Axiom’s New Computer Speakers

Blind Listening Tests

Who's Online
2 registered (MarkSJohnson, Wid), 34 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13,378 Registered Members
11 Forums
23,193 Topics
410,610 Posts

Most users ever online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17920
pmbuko 16349
SirQuack 13357
CV 11460
MarkSJohnson 11182
Meanwhile On Facebook
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#160719 - 03/06/07 08:34 AM Bartok string quartets
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16349
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I thought of JohnK when I saw this site. The Emerson String Quartet discusses and plays Bartok's six string quartets. Very informative and enjoyable.

http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_performanceguide_bartok.html
_________________________

I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

Top
#160720 - 03/06/07 11:33 PM Re: Bartok string quartets [Re: pmbuko]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10478
Well Peter, it seems that I can't view that(do I have to practice to get to Carnegie Hall?). Actually, getting to the Carnegie Hall site was no problem, but the Emersons' site seemed to be loading interminably, so I stopped. The Bartok String Quartets are difficult to grasp for new music listeners(or not so new, like me), and although I have about a thousand classical CDs, I don't have the Bartok Quartets. I like and own quite a bit of Bartok(e.g. what's probably my favorite of his, The Miraculous Mandarin). Possibly the Emersons' site detected my lack of enthusiasm through the weakness of my click, and decided to extend the loading period to infinity.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#160721 - 03/06/07 11:48 PM Re: Bartok string quartets [Re: pmbuko]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13357
Loc: Iowa
That is a pretty cool website Peter. The video is high quality and I like how you can follow along as they procede through the different measures. Heck, I'm using my wireless G card in my laptop and having no problems with the website.

John, do you have broadband internet?
_________________________
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
M22-OWM22-VP100-Denon2805
Audio Nirvana

Top
#160722 - 03/06/07 11:56 PM Re: Bartok string quartets [Re: SirQuack]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10478
Yep.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#160723 - 03/08/07 09:24 PM Re: Bartok string quartets [Re: JohnK]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10478
Okay, I had some time, so I tried again. Don't know what mistake the computer made the first time(it certainly wasn't me!), but it loaded without trouble this time. Watched Quartet No. 1 and enjoyed following the red outlined squares and rectangles as they progressed through the score during the performance. It's been quite a while since I played(clarinet)in school bands and orchestras, but I can still remember a bit of how to read music, so I was hoping to catch some wrong notes, but apparently them Emersons really know their fiddling. Again, the Bartok Quartets aren't among my favorites, but it was interesting to hear their analysis. I wasn't aware of this site until Peter linked it, and don't know of any other similar presentations, although it would be nice if some other classical artists could do this.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2015 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.