CD-4643(1)    THE BUDAPEST QUARTET and guests Play CHAMBER WORKS BY MOZART AND SCHUMANN

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W.A. MOZART: Quartet for Piano & Strings in E-flat, K493 (22:56) Clifford Curzon, piano with Joseph Roisman, vn., Boris Kroyt, va., Mischa Schneider, vcl. (rec. Washington, D.C., 27 April 1951) ROBERT SCHUMANN: Quintet in E-flat for Piano & Strings, Op. 44 (27:19) Same performers as Mozart, with Jac Gorodetzky, second vn. (rec. Washington, D.C., 27 April 1951) W.A. MOZART: Quartet for Piano & Strings in g-minor, K478 (23:16) Claudio Arrau, piano with Joseph Roisman, vn., Boris Kroyt, va., Mischa Schneider, vcl. (rec. Washington, D.C., 20 or 21 May, 1943) AAD. Originally released on CD-643 in 1990; remastered in 2006 by Kit Higginson.  Total time: 73:50   Not available in the U.S.A.   UPC # 017685-46432-4



Buzz: Memorable public performances by pianists Clifford Curzon and Claudio Arrau with the Budapest Quartet. Critic John Kersey wrote  in International Piano (U.K.):  “Curzon was a master chamber musician…he caught the Budapests in their prime—their playing here is outstanding. His view is an essentially balanced and elegant one, with a great deal of poetry evident as the music unfolds in a natural, unforced way…”


 

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