My Grandfather, a 1920's Harvard educated doctor (and somewhat of a curmudgen), always accused Schostakovich of sounding like an "E-Flat Chamber Pot". Always made me chuckle we he said that. I like to use the insult myself, every once in awhile. -jas Albuquerque SoundFNR@aol.com wrote: > All this talk of string quartets and noone's mentioned the Schostakovich. > Probably as good as the Bartok in their own way, there's 15 of them, >some of > them major works.