Saturday, February 02, 2013

Borodin String Quartet
"Tchaikovsky: String Quartet no. 1 in D" (CD)

I mentioned in an earlier listening to some of these recordings that the Borodin made a rather excessive amount of recordings of Tchaikovsky's exhuberant "Souvenir de Florence" string sextet. 
It makes me laugh to think about it.

Today, however, we are listening to Tchaikovsky's 1st string quartet, which was one of the pieces that I learned during my first proper time away from home at a music festival in 1998.  I still re-live the memories fondly.

Today, especially, I pulled this recording out to hear the quartet's beautiful second movement, 'Andante Cantabile.'  Music such as this was written for days like these.

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