S0463. WILLIAM PRIMROSE: Handel, Schubert, Novácek, Kreisler & Benjamin; w.Albert Spalding; Stiedry Cond. New Friends of Music Orch.: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K.364 (Mozart). (Canada) Doremi DHR 7764, recorded 28 May, 1941 & 1943, (the latter being Concert Hall Recordings from the Armed Forces Radio Service, never before commercially issued). - 723723923820
"William Primrose was to the viola what Heifetz was to the violin….Think of Tertis as a Rolls Royce and Primrose as a Ferrari. This nimbleness of left and right hand made him Jascha Heifetz’s favorite alto-clef partner in chamber music and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante."
- Joseph Magil, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2006
"William Primrose was not the first viola virtuoso of the 20th Century, but he was certainly the best known. Born in Glasgow, he trained and performed as a violinist until switching instruments in 1926….His early experience as a violinist undoubtedly influenced his approach to the viola and recalls the great violinists of his generation: his sound was bright, his manner was high-strung, and he tossed off anything put before him with apparent ease and grace. What could this man not do?"
- David Radcliffe, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 2005