Two great recordings from the early days of chamber music on LP: the pre-Decca Argo recording of the First Piano Quartet in a wonderfully romantic reading by the Robert Masters Piano Quartet from the United Kingdom, with record producer Kinloch Anderson at the piano, ideally matched by the French Pascal Quartet's elegant reading of the Second Piano Quintet, with cult Russo-American pianist Ray Lev at the keyboard.
released May 21, 2017
1. The Robert Masters Pianoforte Quartet
(Robert Masters, violin; Nannie Jamieson, viola; Muriel Taylor, cello; Kinloch Anderson, piano)
First released on Argo RG 55
2. Ray Lev, piano, with the Pascal String Quartet
(Jacques Dumont, violin; Maurice Crut, violin; Leon Pascal, viola; Robert Salles, cello)