The interesting thing about a lot of these older recordings, especially from the 78 era is the lack of authentic performance practice, as has been so much the opposite case in recent years. Even a well established and regarded Quartet as the Roth's tended to reject a lot of the nuance that has made period recordings a different kettle of fish entirely.
But with that in mind, it's interesting to get a 1940's point of view, and this recording, made for Columbia Records, is a prime example.
(Charles Martin Loeffler - Late Romantic era Americana)
I think I wrote about this before - the vast amount of virtually unknown music by American (or Americanized) Composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries - sometimes with works Read more...