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19 Mar 2014

Aeolian String Quartet / Leonard Cassini play... Elgar. Piano Quintet / Bax. Legend - Delta/Revolution 1963

Sir Edward ElgarPiano Quintet in A minor, op.84
I: Moderato - Allegro  ~  II: Adagio  ~  III: Moderato - Allegro       
Sir Arnold Bax:  Legend, for Viola and Piano             
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The Aeolian String Quartet  with  Leonard Cassini,  piano  
(Sydney Humphreys  &  Raymond Keenlyside, violins - Watson Forbes, viola - Derek Simpson, 'cello)
Revolution  RCB 8   STEREO  1970 CBS UK pressing/matrices: REVB 8x -3E / REVB 8y -2E.  Originally: mono Delta  DEL 12024      Not on CD
Slight de-click (1.4) + slight added treble. The sound is very 'dead' and rather 'smoothed' - not to the standard of the RVW/Elgar http://pristineclassics.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/2496-aeolian-string-quartet-play-elgar.html 
The performance of the Quintet is mostly quite gentle/subdued...the Bax(music) is pretty ghastly!!    Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>