His Master’s Vids: Alban Berg Quartet
Alban Berg Quartet, Austria (1971-2008)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 18 #1, Adagio affetuoso ed appassionato
At first a hush. Then, an unfinished thought. Sweet and regretful, plaintive and delicate.
Ah….Alban Berg Quartett….
You 4 musicians have given me some of the strongest musical emotions I have ever had. (While not playing, that is.)
Your ability (at least for two of you) to grow such glorious beards (and my incapacity to do so) truly amazes me.
Your unity of sound at times is baffling, your accents notably.
Guenter, when I think of the perfect first violin, you always come to mind. For all of Kopelman’s cushy, golden tone, your to-the-heart sound – sharp as a razor blade – and your musical ideas truly put you in a league of your own.
Some say you played too loud but I think you always had something to important to say.
8.05 – Thomas Kakuska’s (RIP) demandings, needings are heart breaking.
Speaking of accents (1.04)
Giant bearded man = delicate??? (2.04)