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David Hurwitz doesn't like British string quartets!

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 Hugh
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I was amused to see this in a talkclassical discussion:
"Lately, I've been getting top notch recommendations from Hurwitz. Which is to say, I straightaway purchase whatever sends him to the fainting couch."

(The context was a discussion about recordings of Mozart's violin concertos. When I woke in the middle of the night a couple of day's ago I turned, not to my usual solace of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, but to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Apple presented me with the recording by Anne-Sophie Mutter with Yuri Bashmet. I liked their interplay very much, but wondered what other versions might be recommended and googling took me to that thread!)

To be fair to Hurwitz I saw a very long discussion about Hurwitz on talkclassical where it seemed that the majority found his views and recommendations helpful, although perhaps there was a consensus that he is unnecessarily aggressive in expressing his dislikes. 


   
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Posted by: @hugh

"Lately, I've been getting top notch recommendations from Hurwitz. Which is to say, I straightaway purchase whatever sends him to the fainting couch."

Made me smile, too 😊

And funny, after eldarboy’s post a few days ago, I was going to ask what we each listen to In The Wee Small Hours?

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When I woke in the middle of the night a couple of day's ago I turned, not to my usual solace of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, but to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola.

Shostakovich’s 24 P&Fs is high on my list of nocturnal listening, too. Less so, Mozart.  But in times of insomnia I generally turn to Bach’s Suites for solo cello (varied performances but often Steven Isserlis): absorbing and inspiring to divert a restless mind, but serene enough that sleep is a possibility…

 


   
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