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by Nat Brandt

  • ISBN: 0195081072
  • Author: Nat Brandt
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (June 10, 1993)
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  • Category: Art
  • Subcategory: Music
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Con Brio: Four Russians . .has been added to your Cart. A well-written story of the musicians that made of the Budapest String Quartet. We get insight, opinions along with overall knowledge on what made these people tick (individually, and as a unit).

Con Brio: Four Russians . We get insight, opinions along with overall knowledge on what made these people tick (individually, and as a unit) American Chamber Music. Mr. Brandt packed a lot of information into 203 pages!

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Reading the book while listening to the recording reinforces the impression of the Budapest's unanimity of cultural background and creative idealism. As the world that shaped this paragon fades, the legacy remains, thanks to modern technology and this sympathetic record.

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Con brio : four Russians called the Budapest String Quartet. New York : Oxford University Press. Brandt, Nat. Con brio : four Russians called the Budapest String Quartet, Nat Brandt Oxford University Press New York 1993. Australian/Harvard Citation. Book, Online - Google Books. The ten celebrated string quartets. Playing string quartets. String quartet no. 6, Felix Werder.

Meet the Budapest String Quartet, captured here in a 1959 New Yorker profile that exemplified not only the way they handled stress . I was surprised by the books condition as it was perfect.

Meet the Budapest String Quartet, captured here in a 1959 New Yorker profile that exemplified not only the way they handled stress, but the way they handled their. The book was as good as new. I was extremely opleased and will continue to make similar purchases.

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Artist: The Budapest String Quartet. Album: Richard Nanes: Five String Quartets, 1996. Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro con brio · Budapest String Quartet · Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven: String Quartet No. 18 & String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18. ℗ 1952 Sony Music Entertainment.

We are there on the chilling night in 1934 when Nazi soldiers go backstage to congratulate four 'Hungarians' on their outstanding performance

Meet the Budapest String Quartet, captured here in a 1959 New Yorker profile that exemplified not only the way they handled stress, but the way they handled their life and music: "Sasha leaped from his chair and with violin held aloft, played the passage with exaggerated schmalz, like a street fiddler in Naples.

Meet the Budapest String Quartet, captured here in a 1959 New Yorker profile that exemplified not only the way they handled stress, but the way they handled their life and music: "Sasha leaped from his chair and with violin held aloft, played the passage with exaggerated schmalz, like a street fiddler in Naples. Kroyt...stopped playing and started singing a Russian song...Mischa Schneider thereupon performed a number of stupendous triads on his cello...Only Roisman went quietly on with his part, untouched by the pandemonium around him, playing Beethoven with his noble tone and elegant bowing." Here were four men with personalities as varied as their ways of playing. Yet when they played, they produced a perfect union of instrumental voices and interpretive nuances that not only created an entirely new audience for chamber music in America, but made the Budapest String Quartet the premier chamber music group of the twentieth century. In Con Brio, Nat Brandt tells the fascinating story of the Budapest Quartet, from its founding in 1917 (when its members were 3 Hungarians and one Dutchman) to the trials and triumphs of its core members, the four Russian Jews--Joseph Roisman, Alexander (Sasha) Schneider, Mischa Schneider, and Boris Kroyt--who brought the Quartet to worldwide fame. We are there on the chilling night in 1934 when Nazi soldiers go backstage to congratulate four 'Hungarians' on their outstanding performance. That night, realizing that the Budapest name would not protect them forever, the four decide to leave Nazi Germany, never to return. We follow them to America, where they become the country's first quartet-in-residence at the Library of Congress, where they record the Mozart quintet with guest clarinetist, the King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman, and where, in 1957, they become the first chamber music ensemble to appear on television, bringing Debussy, Dvorak, and the Beethoven E minor into the homes of hundreds of thousands of spellbound viewers. Here too is a personal glimpse of the Quartet: in rehearsal, shouting at each other in Russian and German, bows in hands like rapiers, to make a point in their arguments before they decide matters by a vote; in their hotel rooms, obsessively playing bridge to relieve the stress of a rigorous concert schedule; in concert, abruptly stopping in the middle of a piece because an audience has become noisy; and at home, spending time with their family and friends. As Sasha Schneider recalls, "It is much easier to be married to one person than to be married to a string quartet." Said Jascha Heifetz, "One Russian is an anarchist; two Russians is a chess game; three Russians are a revolution; four Russians are the Budapest String Quartet." And in these pages we experience the passion for music and life of four Russians--Joe, Sasha, Mischa, and Boris--whose playing seduced the entire world and created a musical legacy--of a unity of sound and uniqueness of interpretation--for generations of musicians to come.
Comments (4)

Varshav
A delightful history of what was probably the greatest string quartet of the recorded era. Makes me want to track down their many obscure, and possibly unreleased, recordings.
Priotian
I purchased this book in late January of 2013 (originally published in 1993), but finally got down to reading it this past week. A well-written story of the musicians that made of the Budapest String Quartet. We get insight, opinions along with overall knowledge on what made these people tick (individually, and as a unit). We also get to know others that were in front of (and behind the scenes) in that phenomenon that was to be...American Chamber Music. Truly musical history in the making! That said, It appears that Nat Brandt did a good job of research on putting this book together (judging by the many references/notes contained therein). Mr. Brandt packed a lot of information into 203 pages!

Great job (and a great read)! Recommended!

I rate "Con Brio: Four Russians Called the Budapest String Quartet"...Five stars!
Stonewing
Excellent account of one of the (if not THE) greatest Chamber enesembles of the 20th century!
Berenn
I was surprised by the books condition as it was perfect. The book was as good as new. I was extremely opleased and will continue to make similar purchases. Austin Hyde

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