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7 Jun 2013

Hollywood String Quartet play.... Schubert, Brahms, Smetana, Dvorak - Capitol 1951-1955

Franz Schubert:  String Quintet in C major, D.956 **     (with  Kurt Reher, 'cello)
I: Allegro ma non troppo ~ II: Adagio ~ III: Scherzo. Presto -Andante sostenuto -Presto ~ IV: Allegretto      2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
Johannes Brahms:  Piano Quintet in F minor, op.44 **    (with  Victor Aller, piano)  
I: Allegro ma non troppo   ~  II: Andante un poco adagio  ~  III: Scherzo. Allegro  ~  IV: Finale             2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
Antonin Dvorak:  String Quartet no.12 in F major, op.96  ('The American')    
I: Allegro ma non troppo   ~  II: Lento  ~  III: Scherzo. Molto vivace  ~  IV: Vivace ma non troppo
Bedrich Smetana:  String Quartet no.1 in E minor  ('From my life')   
I: Allegro vivo appassionato  ~  II: Allegro moderato a la polka  ~  III: Largo sostenuto  ~  IV: Vivace           2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
The Hollywood String Quartet:  (Felix Slatkin  &  Paul Shure, violins,  Paul Robyn** / Alvin Dinkin, viola,  Eleanor Aller, 'cello)   
HMV  RLS 765  (HLM 7228-7230)  1982 LP's/matrices: P1 8133 -1U / P2 8133 -1U // P1 8269 -1U / P2 8269 -1U // P2 8307 -2U // P1 8331 -2U.  
Recorded:  15-17 January 1951  /  30-31 March 1954  /  23-24 January 1955  /  2 November 1955 - Capitol Studios, Hollywood.        Re-edited January 2014   
Unlike HERE there's been no 'faking' of the pitch (+ 'typical' screechy/elevated High Frequencies, blurring/information loss, et al. Mr.Pristine's  Smetana mp3 sample starts @ 6:58")