The Hollywood String Quartet
New LP re-release
The Hollywood String Quartet plays Schoenberg, Ravel and Debussy.
This was the first ever recording of Verklärte Nacht in its original sextet form and it remains unsurpassed. When it was first reviewed in Gramophone, the late Lionel Salter wrote of it as being 'beautifully played with the most careful attention to details of dynamics and phrasing, with unfailing finesse, with consistently sympathetic tone, and, most important, with a firm sense of the basic structure.'
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Hollywood String Quartet, with Alvin Dinkin (viola), Kurt Reher (cello)
Recorded 21-22 August 1950
Ravel: Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Hollywood String Quartet, with Ann Mason Stockton (harp), Arthur Gleghorn (flute), Mitchell Lurie (clarinet)
Recorded 29 October 1951
Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
Hollywood String Quartet, Ann Mason Stockton (harp), with Concert Arts Strings, cond. Felix Slatkin
Recorded 30 October 1951
Vinyl Passion LP