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Label:
  Praga Digitals - http://www.pragadigitals.com/
Serial:
  PRD/DSD 250 183
Title:
  Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 Nos. 1, 4 & 5 - Prazak Quartet
Description:
  Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18 Nos. 1, 4 & 5 "Lobkowitz"

Prazak Quartet
Track listing:
  Total time: 79:32
Genre:
  Classical - Chamber
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  DSD
Recording info:
 

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Site review by Polly Nomial March 5, 2006
Performance:   Sonics:
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Review by tfkaudio July 6, 2005 (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I read the two earlier reviews and I have to agree with Beagle. But, I would give the record a better rating for sonics. It is in-your-face, perhaps over-miked. This seems to be common with the Praga recordings. I have the Beethoven Op.74 and Op.95 disc, which is very similar. The Bartok Hungarian folk songs may be more over-miked than this recording, the Beethoven Op.18 quartets. They are, however, very dynamic and detailed. I still enjoy listening to them more than any of my redbook recordings of the same material.

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Review by Beagle January 29, 2005 (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Russell Lowe Dec 31, 2003) calls this disc "Warm, flowing, fluent, relaxed ". Hmmm, I will have to go back and listen harder, because I hear it as in-your-face confrontational, over-miked. Why is this? Is listening so subjective, that comparing notes is nigh meaningless?

Tell me Russell, what do you think of the Praga/Kocian recording of Haydn op. 74? That is what my ears hear as "Warm, flowing, fluent, relaxed...". And while we're at it, what SACD do YOU hear as too aggressive?

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Works: 3  

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18 No. 5 "Lobkowitz"