That's good to know. This will teach me to post before I've had my morning coffee. Not at all. I just don't understand why Beethoven is so popular--and as a consequence, I resent the way he seems to overshadow so many other, better composers. I've listened to Beethoven's works, and tried to find value in them, repeatedly. I even picked up a second set of his complete quartets recently, to see if it was the performances on my first set that were the problem. And while I do occasionally hear things that I like--the final movement of the Ninth Symphony (of course), or the second movement of the "Ghost" trio, for example--for the most part, his stuff just doesn't do anything for me. In fact, I once heard his "Grosse Fugue" performed live, and it bored me stiff. By contrast, I hit it off with Schubert's music almost at once. I haven't heard anything in Beethoven's entire oeuvre that would compare to the "Death and the Maiden" quartet Yes. As the saying goes: once burned, twice shy. I stand by what I posted there, nonetheless.