May is String Quartet Month: Monday Music: Fine Arts Quartet: Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 41: I. Allegretto

I’ve decided to make May 2021 String Quartet Month here at An Intuitive Perspective. I’ve been enjoying any number of virtual string quartet concerts over the past fall and winter and thought it would be fun to share! And over the past two decades or so of my musical listening, I’ve been tending toward chamber music in general.

And my first offering is by the Fine Arts Quartet. This group is near and dear to me. When I first moved to Milwaukee to attend the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, they were in residence there. At the time I was more than aware of classical music but the BIG Orchestral pieces. Chamber music in general and string quartets in particular were pretty much unknown. And then I heard the FAQ in concert on campus and eventually satisfied one of the music requirements for my BFA by attending their chamber music in performance class. What an amazing experience…

So my inaugural May is String Quartet Month feature:

btw: back when I was in the record business, May was Montovani month according to the London Records ads in the Schwann Catalog. LOL!

and just in case you need an encore by the FAQ: Cesar Franck String Quartet in D Major, M. 9: I. Poco lento – Allegro:

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