Busch Quartet – Quartet In A Minor – LX 8575 - (Condition - 80-85%) - 78 RPM

The Busch Quartet was a string quartet founded by Adolf Busch in 1919 that was particularly noted for its interpretations of the Classical and Romantic quartet repertoire. The group's recordings of Beethoven's Late String Quartets are especially revered.

In the summer of 1912 the position of first leader of the Wiener Konzertvereinorchester fell vacant. The 21-year-old German violinist and composer Adolf Busch was recommended for the role by numerous people, among them the principal viola Karl Doktor and principal cello Paul Grümmer. Following Busch's appointment as leader, conductor Ferdinand Löwe and the directors of the new Konzerthaus wanted to start a string quartet based on the orchestra's principals, and as Busch was known to be planning his own ensemble it seemed an ideal arrangement. He accepted Doktor and Grümmer as quartet partners but brought in Fritz Rothschild as second violinist. After intensive rehearsals, the Wiener Konzertvereinquartett was first heard on 25 May 1913, playing Haydn in a private concert in Eisenstadt. Its official debut came on 3 August at Lilli Lehmann's Salzburg Festival with Beethoven's F major Quartet, Op. 59 No. 1, and Schumann's A minor Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1. The new ensemble received immediate acclaim, with critics comparing it with the Joachim Quartet. The concerts which followed were equally successful; however, Rothschild was dismissed shortly before the outbreak of war in the summer of 1914, while in early 1915 Doktor was called up. A year later the replacement second violinist Emil Hauser was also commandeered by the army. Busch and Grümmer, both unfit for military service, kept the quartet going until the end of the 1916-17 season with a revolving cast of players.

Record Details

Title

Busch Quartet – Quartet In A Minor – LX 8575

Artist

Adolf Busch, Ernest Drucker, Hugo Gottesmann & Hermann Busch

Instrument

String & Violin

Lyrics

Johannes Brahms

Genre

Western Instrumental 

Language

English

Label

Columbia

Made In

England

Manufacture

Columbia Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Serial No.

LX 8575

Side One

  • Quartet In A Minor – 8 – Fourth Movement – Finale (Allegro non assai) (Conclusion) (Op. 51 No. 2)

 

Side Two

  • Quartet In A Minor – 1 - First Movement - Allegro non troppo (First Part) (Op. 51 No.2)

 

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

78 RPM

Record Condition

80-85%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Adolf Busch
Artist - 2 Ernest Drucker
Artist - 3 Hugo Gottesmann
Artist - 4 Hermann Busch
Instruments
Instrument - 1 String
Instrument - 2 Violin
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Johannes Brahms
Record Details
Genre Western Instrumental
Label Columbia
Language English
Size 12 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Quartet In A Minor – 8 – Fourth Movement – Finale (Allegro non assai) (Conclusion) (Op. 51 No. 2)
Side2 - Song2 Quartet In A Minor – 1 - First Movement - Allegro non troppo (First Part) (Op. 51 No.2)

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Busch Quartet – Quartet In A Minor – LX 8575 - (Condition - 80-85%) - 78 RPM

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