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The high value placed on emotional intensity by the romantics played out to a thrilling degree Friday when four all-stars from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brought a program of 19th-century piano quartets to the Library of Congress.

One could luxuriate in an abundance of blazing passion and melody. The downside is that, cut from such similar, echt-romantic cloth, the pieces can sound alike, especially when played with such supercharged gusto by pianist Wu Han, violinist Daniel Hope, violist Paul Neubauer and cellist David Finckel.  SEE Tom Huizenga's FULL Washington Post PIECE.