On Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1:37:40 AM UTC-7, Herman wrote:
> "Affection" is the wrong word. The Fuge,performed as the
> conclusion of the entire 130 quartet is a beautiful piece
> of music. Occasionally terrifying, but nonetheless beautiful,
> haunting and unforgettable if performed live.
> Note that Gutmann's "affection" quote comes from a critic
> who died a 120 years ago. It's perfectly alright to say
> that the GF did not get a lot of affection of conservative
> Victorian critics, but essentially that's completely
> irrelevant to how we feel about this piece today.
Not to mention it is after all the Grossest Fugue! ;-)