S0403. GRILLER QUARTET: String Quartet #2 in E–flat; Edmund Rubbra, Erich Gruenberg & William Pleeth: Piano Trio in One Movement (both Rubbra); Piano Trio in f-sharp – Adagio cantabile (Haydn); Piano Trio #1 in G, K.496 (Mozart). (Austria) Dutton CDBP 9792, recorded 1952. Transfers by Michael J. Dutton.
“The Grillers gave the première of Rubbra’s Second Quartet of 1950 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1952. Their West Hampstead Decca recording dates from the same period and relates a work charged with a very special intensity, the Beethovenian slow movement surely one of the high-points in British post-war chamber music, superbly played by the artists for whom it was written.”
– Rob Cowan, GRAMOPHONE, July, 2009