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Nos. K369 – K434 are Chamber Music 78rpm records



K369. MARIE WILSON STRING QUARTET (Marie Wilson, Gwendolen Higham, Anne Wolfe & Phyllis Hasluck): String Quartet in G (Bax), 6s. 3-12” National Gramophonic Society 153/55, only form of issue, 15-16 April, 1930. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

“The National Gramophonic Society was founded October 29, 1923, by Compton MacKenzie. The Society was never well supported and few subscribers ever acquired the complete catalogue.”

K370. AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET (Cumpson, Compinsky, Reilich, Mankovitz & Harry Fuchs), w.Harry Cumpson (Pf.) & Aaron Gorodner (Clarinet): Concerto, Op.2 (Roy Harris), 5s / Sd.6 = HARRY CUMPSON (Pf.): Cloches à travers les feuilles (Debussy. 3-12” EL early PW Col. 68138/40-D, only form of issue, 1933, on blue shellac, in Orig. Album 6. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K371. GORDON STRING QUARTET (Gordon, Rossi, Dawson & Magg): Quartet #3 (William Schuman), 6s. 3-12” EL vinyl Concert Hall 1069/74, in Orig. Album AB, w.Notes. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25, the Set.

K372. GORDON STRING QUARTET (Gordon, Sackson, Robyn & Benditzky): La Oracion del Torero (Turina), 2s. 12" EL Eng. Col. LX 618. M-A, choice copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K373. GORDON STRING QUARTET (Gordon, Sackson, Robyn & Benditzky): String Quartet #3 (Quincy Porter), 4s. 2-12" EL early PW Col. 68395/96-D, in Orig. Album 242, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K374. GORDON STRING QUARTET (Gordon, Sackson, Lincer & Benditzky): Quartet in a (John Alden Carpenter), 6s. 3-12" EL Schirmer 2513/15, in Orig. Album 4, w.Notes. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K375. GORDON STRING QUARTET (Gordon, Weiss, Lincer & Magg): String Quartet in One Movement (Lœffler), 4s. 2-12” EL Schirmer 2534/35, in Orig. Album 13, w.Notes. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K376. GORDON STRING QUARTET (Gordon, Weiss, Lincer & Magg), w.Emma Boynet (Pf.): Piano Quintet in d (Fauré), 8s. 4-12” EL Schirmer 2527/30. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 75, the Set.

K377. YORK STRING QUARTET (Pollikoff, Reisler, Paeff & Turkisher): String Quartet, Op.49 (Shostakovich), 4s. 2-12" EL dark-red Royale 580/814, only form of issue, 1942. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sds. 3 & 4 have ec, affecting 1st few grooves, Sd. 3 only! MB 20, the Pair.

K378. YORK STRING QUARTET (Pollikoff, Weits, Russell & Turkisher): Quartet in A, Op.33, #6 (Boccherini), 4s. 2-12" EL dark-red Royale 593/94, only form of issue, 1942. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20, the Pair.

K379. NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTET (Piastro, Pogany, Kurthy & Schuster): Quartet #1 in D (Tchaikovsky), 6s. 3-12” EL black Concertone 330/332. M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 3 only, few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 65, the Set.

K380. NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTET (Piastro, Pogany, Kurthy & Schuster): Quartet #15 in G (Schubert), 8s. 4-12” EL dark-red Royale 610/13, only form of issue, 1942. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 75, the Set.

K381. CASELLA TRIO (Alberto Poltronieri, Alfredo Casella & Arturo Bonucci): Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello (Roy Harris), 6s. 3-12” EL early PW Col. 68247/49-D, only form of issue, 1934, on blue shellac. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Trio.

K382. PRO ARTE QUARTET , Quartet #2 in D (Borodin), 7s / Sd.8 = Five Novelettes – Orientale (Glazounov). 4-12" EL Scroll V 8609/12, POM-1933, on ‘Z’ shellac, in Orig. Album M-255. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K383. PRO ARTE QUARTET: Quartet in D (Franck), 12s. 6-12" EL Scroll V 8630/35, on ‘Z’ shellac, in Orig. Album M-259, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K384. PRO ARTE QUARTET , w.Arthur Rubinstein: Piano Quartet in g, Op.25 (Brahms), 8s. 4-12" EL Orth Vla 8444/47, on ‘Z’ shellac, in Orig. Album M-234. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K385. PRO ARTE QUARTET , w. Alfredo Cassella : Piano Quintet in C (Bloch), 8s. 4-12" EL Scroll V 7874/77, on ‘Z’ shellac & on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-191, w.Brochure. M-A, choice copy has neatly mended album. MB 35, the Set.

K386. PRO ARTE QUARTET , w. Alfred Hobday : Quintet in g, K.516 (Mozart), 8s. 4-12" EL Orth Vla 7869/72, on ‘Z’-type shellac & ‘Z’ shellac. M-A, lovely copy has, Sds. 7 & 8, few lt. dust scrs, momentarily audible. MB 35, the Set.

K387. PRO ARTE QUARTET , w. Alfred Hobday & Artur Schnabel (Pf.): Forellen Piano Quintet in A (Schubert), 10s. 5-12" EL Scroll V 14032/36, on ‘Z’-shellac, Orig. Album M-312, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K388. KREINER QUARTET (Sylvan & Alan Shulman, Josef Gingold, Edward Kreiner): Rispetti e Strambotti (Malipiero), 5s / Sd. 6 = Passepied (Beryl Rubinstein). 3-12” EL PW V 12132/34, in Orig. Album AM-397. M-A, Reviewer’s Copy. MB 25, the Set.

K389. KREINER SEXTETTE (Sylvan & Alan Shulman, Josef Gingold, Edward Kreiner, Ely Lifshey & Carl Stern): Chorale for String Sextette (Roy Harris), 2s. 12” EL PW V 12537, only form of issue, 14 Aug., 1937. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

K390. MALKIN TRIO (Manfred, Jacques & Joseph Malkin): Piano Trio in g (Smetana), 7s / Sd. 8 = Autumn song (Tchaikovsky). 4-12” EL Viva-Tonal Col. 67530/33-D, only form of issue, 5-6 March, 1928, in Orig. Album #107. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit sev. minuscule dust scrs, Sd. 4 only & 2 lateral lams, Sd. 8! Quite elusive; only the second copy to have come through here! MB 65, the Set.

K391. KREISLER STRING QUARTET (Kreisler, Petrie, Primrose & Kennedy): Quartet in a, 7s / Sd.8 = Scherzo à la Dittersdorf (both Played by the Composer, Kreisler). 4-12” EL Scroll V 14253/56, POM-1 April, 1935, on ‘Z’ type shellac, in Orig. Album AM-335, w.Brochure. M-A, Reviewer’s Copy appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 7 only has infinitesimal dust scr, inaud! MB 95, the Set.

K392. KREISLER STRING QUARTET (Kreisler, Petrie, Primrose & Kennedy): Quartet in a, 7s / Sd.8 = Scherzo à la Dittersdorf (both Played by the Composer, Kreisler). 4-12” EL Canadian V 14249/52, POM-1 April, 1935, in Orig. Album M-335, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 75, the Set.

K393. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Moment musical #3 – Transcription / Sonata in G – Minuet – Transcription (both Schubert). 10” EL dark-blue PW Eng. Col. DB 290, POM-1930. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K394. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Quartet in d, K.421 – Andante (Mozart), 2s. 10” EL dark-blue Eng. Col. DB 832, POM-1932. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K395. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Prélude #6 in b, Op.28 / Prélude #4 in e, Op.28; Étude #1 in C, Op.10 (all Chopin). 10” EL early PW Col. 17046-D, on blue shellac, POM-1933. A to M-A, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K396. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Grosse Fuge, Op.133 (1930 Version) (Beethoven), 4s. 2-12” EL Viva-Tonal Col. 67873/74-D, POM-1930. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Pair.

K397. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Il Serioso Quartet in f, Op.95 (Beethoven), 6s. 3-12” EL Viva-Tonal Col. 67274/76-D (final disc is blue shellac pressing), POM-1926, in Orig. Album 56. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K398. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Quartet in F, Op.135 (Beethoven), 6s. 3-12” EL MasterWorks Col. 69021/23-D, POM-1936, in Orig. Album 307, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K399. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Rasoumovsky Quartet in C, Op.59, #3 (Beethoven), 8s. 4-12” EL early PW Col. 67252/55-D, POM-1926, in Orig. Album 51, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K400. LÉNER STRING QUARTET: Quartet in A, Op.41, #3 (Schumann), 8s. 4-12” EL MasterWorks Col. 69117/20-D, POM-1936. A to M-A, lovely copy has of preferred MasterWorks pressing has, Sd. 3 only, various lt. scrs, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K401. LÉNER STRING QUARTET , w.Olga Loeser-Lebert: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op.44 (Schumann), 8s. 4-12” EL early PW Col. 68188/91-D, on blue shellac, POM-1933, in Orig. Album 192. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K402. LÉNER STRING QUARTET , w.Olga Loeser-Lebert: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81 (Dvorák), 8s. 4-12” EL Eng. Col. LX 150/53, POM-1930, in Orig. Album 232, w.Brochure. M-A MB 35, the Set.

K403. LÉNER STRING QUARTET , w.Charles Draper: Clarinet Quintet in b, Op.115 (Brahms), 10s. 5-12” EL Viva-Tonal Col. 67613/17-D, on blue shellac, POM-1928, in Orig. Album 118. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K404. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Kroyt & Schneider): Quartet in g (Debussy), 8s. 4-12" EL vinyl Office of War Information – Overseas Branch 14, recorded (presumably) 10–12 Dec., 1940. M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 8 only, few minuscule dust scrs, minimally audible a few turns. MB 25, the Set.

K405. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet in C, K.465 (Mozart), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 8836/38, POM-14-15 Nov, 1932, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-285. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K406. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet in F, K.590 (Mozart), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 14360/62, POM-29-30 April, 1935, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-348, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K407. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet in D, Op.18, #3 (Beethoven), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 8863/65, POM-30 April, 1935, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album AM-289. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K408. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet in a, Op.51, #2 (Brahms), 8s. 4-12" EL Scroll V 8798/8801, POM-30 April, 1935, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-278, w.Brochure. A to M-A, choice copy has very occasional faintest pap. rub, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K409. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet #1 in E-flat (Mendelssohn), 6s. 3-12" EL Scroll V 14000/02, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-29 April, 1935, in Orig. Album M-307, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 45, the Set.

K410. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet #2 in a (Bartók), 8s. 4-12" EL Scroll V 14127/30, POM-25 & 27 April, 1936, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album AM-320, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 55, the Set.

K411. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET (Roismann, Schneider, Ipolyi & Schneider): Quartet in a (Schubert), 8s. 4-12" EL Scroll V 11720/23, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-4 April, 1934, in Orig. Album AM-225. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K412. BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET , w.Hans Mahike: Quintet in G, Op.111 (Brahms), 6s. 3-12" EL Orth Vla 11553/55, in Orig. Album M-184, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K413. BUDAPEST TRIO (Endre Petri, Nicholas & George Roth): Dumky Trio in e, Op.90 (Dvorák), 6s. 3-12" EL purple Eng. Bruns. 30120/22, in Orig. Album 2, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K414. ADOLF BUSCH, AUBREY BRAIN & RUDOLF SERKIN: Horn Trio in E-flat, Op.40 (Brahms), 8s. 4-12” EL PW V & Orth Vla 7969/72, POM-13 Nov., 1933, partially on ‘Z’ shellac, in Orig. Album AM-199. A to M-A, choice copy has very occasional faintest pap. rub, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K415. ADOLF & HERMANN BUSCH & RUDOLF SERKIN: Trio #2 in E-flat (Schubert), 10s. 5-12” EL PW V 14464/68, POM-23 Oct., 1935, in Orig. Album M-374. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K416. BUSCH QUARTET: Rasoumovsky Quartet in C, Op.59, #3 (Beethoven), 8s. 4-12” EL PW V 8335/38, POM-10 & 16 Nov., 1933, in Orig. Album M-171, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K417. BUSCH QUARTET: Quartet in E-flat, Op.127 (Beethoven), 10s. 5-12” EL PW V 15097/15101, POM-1936, in Orig. Album AM-489, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 35, the Set.

K418. BUSCH QUARTET: Quartet in c-sharp, Op.131 (Beethoven), 10s. 5-12” EL PW V 14432/36, POM-2 March, 1936, in Orig. Album M-369, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary, albeit mended album. MB 35, the Set.

K419. BUSCH QUARTET: Quartet in a, Op.132 (Beethoven), 11s. 6-12” EL PW V 16258-S / 63, POM-7 Oct., 1937, in Orig. Album DM-490, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 1 only has wee dust scr, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K420. BUSCH QUARTET: a Quartet in F, Op.135 (Beethoven), 8s. 4-12” EL Scroll & PW V 8850/53, POM-13 Nov., 1933, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-287, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 45, the Set.

K421. BUSCH QUARTET: Death and the Maiden Quartet in d (Schubert), 8s. 4-12” EL PW V 15009/12, POM-16 Oct., 1936, in Orig. Album AM-468, w.Brochure. M-A, lovely copy has, Sds. 3 & 8, lt. rub, inaud. MB 35, the Set.

K422. BUSCH CHAMBER PLAYERS: Spiritual #2 – Mary an’ Matha jes’ gone ‘long to ring dem charmin’ bells (Played by Composer). 10” EL S/S Special shellac Pressing of Unpublished 34657, POM-30 April, 1945. MINT MB 20

K423. BUSCH CHAMBER PLAYERS , w.Marcel Moyse (Flute): Suite #1 in C; Suite #2 in b (both Bach), 12s. 6-12" EL PW V 11993/98, on ‘Z’-type shellac, POM-28 Oct. / 1 Nov., 1936, in Orig. Album M-332, w.Brochure. M-A, exemplary copy has, Sds 1 & 10 only, few lt. pap. rubs, inaud. MB 45, the Set.

K424. BUSCH CHAMBER PLAYERS: Suite #3 in D; Suite #4 in D (both Bach), 10s. 5-12" EL Scroll V 12009/13, POM-28 / 27 Oct., 1936, on ‘Z’-type shellac, in Orig. Album M-339. M-A, Exemplary! MB 45, the Set.

“One of the major chamber music forces of the first half of the 20th Century, the [Busch String Quartet] was in many respects a perfect complement to the occasionally more celebrated Budapest Quartet. Whereas the Budapest’s Beethoven was purged of many of the performance practices typical of the earlier half of the century, the Busch did not hesitate to incorporate them….these parameters never spill over into tastelessness.”
– Mortimer H. Frank, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Summer, 2007


K425. CAPET STRING QUARTET (Capet, Hewitt, Benoit & Delobelle): The Lark Quartet in D, Op.64, #5 (Haydn), 6s. 3-10" EL Japanese Viva-Tonal Col. J5201/03, POM-1927-28. M-A, lovely copy has very occasional faintest pap. rub, inaud. MB 45, the Set.

K426. CAPET STRING QUARTET (Capet, Hewitt, Benoit & Delobelle): Quartet in C, K.465 (Mozart), 8s. 4-12" EL PW Eng. Col. L 2290/93, POM-1927-28, in Orig. Eng. Col. Album, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 75, the Set.

K427. CAPET STRING QUARTET (Capet, Hewitt, Benoit & Delobelle): Quartet in a (Schumann), 6s. 3-12" EL PW Eng. Col. L2329/31, POM-1927-28. M-A, Exemplary! MB 75, the Set.

K428. CAPET STRING QUARTET (Capet, Hewitt, Benoit & Delobelle): Quartet in A, Op.18, #5 (Beethoven), 8s. 4-10" EL PW Eng. Col. D1659/62, POM-1927-28, in Orig. Eng. Col. Album, w.Brochure. M-A, Exemplary! MB 75, the Set.

K429. CAPET STRING QUARTET (Capet, Hewitt, Benoit & Delobelle): Quartet in c-sharp, Op.131 (Beethoven), 10s. 5-12" EL PW Eng. Col. L 2283/87, POM-1927-28, in Orig. Eng. Col. Album. M-A, Exemplary! MB 95, the Set.

K430. CAPET STRING QUARTET (Capet, Hewitt, Benoit & Delobelle): Quartet in a, Op.132 (Beethoven), 10s. 5-12" EL PW Eng. Col. L 2272/76, POM-1927-28. A-, lovely copy has, Sds 1-4 only, lt. rubs, inaud. MB 55, the Set.

“[Capet’s] specialty was Beethoven, whose quartets he played in complete series….There are some outstanding records of these performances, so that posterity is in a position to gain a true picture of his individuality.”
– Carl Flesch, MEMOIRS, pp.93 & 94


K431. LOUIS BAILLY Cond. The Curtis Chamber Music Ensemble: Triptique for String Orchestra (Tansman), 4s. 2-12” EL Scroll V 11944/45, on ‘Z’ shellac, only form of issue, 1936. M-A, appears unplayed! Louis Bailly was a founding member, 1903, of the Capet Quartet; played with the Flonzaley Quartet, 1917-24, and was chairman of the Curtis chamber music department until 1941. MB 20, the Pair.

K432. HENRI MERCKEL, MADDALENA MARCELLI-HERSON & ELIANE ZURFLUH-TENROC: Trio in a (Ravel), 6s. 3-12” EL Scroll V 11243/45, on ‘Z’ shellac, POM-1931, in Orig. Album M-129, w.Brochure. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 35, the Set.

K433. INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET (Mangeot, Voorsanger, Bray & Shinebourne): Quartet #6 (Locke), 2s. 12” National Gramophonic Society 143, only form of issue, 1930. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

K434. INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET (Mangeot, Voorsanger, Bray & Shinebourne), w.Georges Pitsch (Cello): Sonate en Concert #5 in e (Vivaldi), 3s / Sd. 4 = JOHN BARBIROLLI & ETHEL BARTLETT (Pf.): Three Pieces (arr.Bartlett). 2-12” National Gramophonic Society 131/32, only form of issue, 1929. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit Sd. 4 only has sev. faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 35, the Pair.