Sunday Gramophone - Boccherini String Quartet In G Minor - Roth Quartet - 1940


(Luigi Boccherini - Less well known than is necessary)

Today (what's left of it), I am putting up a 1940 recording, featuring the Roth String Quartet playing the Boccherini String Quartet in G Minor.

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.


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