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RE: OK - here goes

Chris, glad you took time out to take a peek at SQ 5 and 6. That little children's tune at the end of 5 has always got my attention. Not sure where that came from, but I think it is a bit of genius. Just my take on it.

You bring up a good point about lack of tonal weight. Most of Bartok quartet performances lack tonal weight. Of my roughly 20 versions of Bartok's Quartets (all on LP), only about 2 or 3 have ample low end weight, in my opinion. The performances and/or recordings do not get the cello correctly with regards to weight. This is where the Vegh (Valois or Telefunken pressing) is very very good. The Vegh cellist plays aggressively and the recording reflects this with ample weight. It makes a substantial positive difference in the performance. It would really be nice if a contemporary string quartet could record a complete set of Bartok with superb engineering and a mindful eye towards the cellist. We need more meat.

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