The London String Quartet: Recordings 1917-1951 | Music & Arts MACD1253

The London String Quartet: Recordings 1917-1951


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Label: Music & Arts

Cat No: MACD1253

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 8

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 19th September 2011



The London String Quartet was Britain’s leading chamber ensemble for two decades, and 2010 marked the centenary of its first concerts. Equally well known in America, this collection includes five programmes performed at the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1951, issued here for the first time.

The collection includes well known works, as well as more obscure ones by Bridge, Kreisler and Foster.

Includes 5 previously unissued complete concerts from the Library of Congress and newly restored rare 78 rpm recordings.

CD 1 [61:23]
BEETHOVEN - Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59 #3 (previously unissued)
BRAHMS - Quartet No.3 in Bb, Op.67 (previously unissued)  
4/12/1943 Library of Congress

CD 2 [66:27]
DEBUSSY - Quartet in g minor, Op.10 (previously unissued)  
4/12/1943 Library of Congress
HAYDN - Quartet in d minor, Op.76 #2 (previously unissued)
5/11/1943 Library of Congress
HAYDN - Quartet in C, Op.76 #3
15-17/12/1924, Col. Studios, London

CD 3 [75:25]
SCHUMANN - Quartet in A, Op.41 #3 (previously unissued)
TOCH - Quartet No.12 in f minor, Op.70 (previously unissued)
BEETHOVEN - Quartet No.11 in f minor, Op.95 (previously unissued)  
21/2/1947, Library of Congress

CD 4 [66:52]
DOHÁNYI - Quartet No.2 in Db, Op.15 (previously unissued)
BEETHOVEN - Quartet No.15 in a minor, Op.132 (previously unissued)
5/11/1948, Library of Congress

CD 5 [68:40]
SCHUBERT - Quartet No.13 in a minor, Op.29 (D.804)
BLOCH - Five Pieces for String Quartet
RAVEL - Quartet in F [2]
27/1/1950, Library of Congress

CD 6 [73:00]
MOZART - Quartet No.19 in C, K. 465 "Dissonance" (previously unissued)
MCEWEN - Quartet No.6 in A, "Biscay" (previously unissued)
BRAHMS - Quartet No.2 in a minor, Op.51 #2 (previously unissued)  
2/3/1951, Library of Congress

CD 7 [63:03]
FRANCK - Quartet in D (previously unissued)  
1917, Gervase Elwes (tenor); Frederick B Kiddle (piano)

CD 8 [67:55]
SCHUBERT - Quartet No.12 in c minor, D.703
4/11/1927, Col. Studios, London
ELGAR - Quartet in e minor, Op.83 (abridged)
1921, London
BRIDGE - Three Idylls
3/11/1925, Col. London
BRIDGE - An Irish Melody: Londonderry Air
17/11/1925, Col. London
KREISLER - Finale from Quartet in a Vocalion D
1921, London
STEPHEN FOSTER - Melodies [2]
1945/1946, Los Angeles

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