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12.1.09

On the Radio

We have been negligent about reminding our Washington readers of the good music they can hear on the radio. Tune your dial to 90.9 FM on Mondays at 9 pm to hear Front Row Washington, broadcasts of recent concerts in the area's concert halls. Here is a brief preview of this evening's installment.

January 12, 9 pm
Vogler Quartet with cellist Inbal Segev
Dumbarton Church
Quartets by Haydn (op. 64/6) and Arensky (op. 35, for violin, viola, and two cellos)
Quintet by Schubert (D. 956)

I was not there, but I am planning to listen to it because of what another reviewer wrote in the Washington Post:

The announcement preceding the Vogler String Quartet's concert Saturday evening was a curious one: Two of the works on the program had been rehearsed only once, the previous evening. Dumbarton Concerts went into crisis mode last week to find a replacement for the Vogler's guest cellist, with whom the quartet had prepared a pair of two-cello works, the Arensky Quartet in A Minor and the sublime Schubert Quintet in C. They located Inbal Segev in New York and she was free to meet and rehearse with the quartet Friday evening, preceding an all-day travel ordeal to get here. Not knowing any of this, I would have described this as one of the best chamber music concerts I've heard all season. Under these circumstances, I'd have to proclaim it a near-miracle.
Robert Battey, Vogler String Quartet (Washington Post, April 7)

1 comment:

Felicia said...

Did you get a chance to listen to this performance Charles? I was at the performance and actually found the Schubert a little mannered. For example some of the tempo changes didn't feel organic. I was disappointed that Daniel Müller-Schott was unable to make it so that may have clouded my judgement. I'm curious what you thought.