Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Koeckert quartet on Spotify Bruckner Wolf Dvorak and Egk


For many years now I go sheep shaving in the eastern part of the Netherlands. In a village called Rheden there is a market with shavers, crafts and second hand stuff. On that market (note, fully dressed in shavers clothing) I found this LP on the market; the German Koeckert quartet on the Deutsche Gramophon label . It was a fascinating 1952 performance, one of the first recordings of this piece. To my surprise, DG also uploaded a transfer on Spotify, so you can also enjoy this performance, together with a couple of other recordings of the Koeckert Quartet that are on-line. 
Enjoy the selection! 

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
String quintet in F-major WAB 112 (1878-79)
with Georg Schmid on viola
Recorded 1952

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Italian Serenade (1887)
Recorded 1951, issued on 45 RPM single

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
String quartet in F major op 96 “American” (1893)
Recorded 1953

Werner Egk: (1901-1983)
La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1945)
This work is written after 18th Century verses and tunes set for Contralto, String Quartet and String orchestra.
Janet Baker, Contralto
Koeckert-Quartet,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Werner Egk, Conductor
Recorded 1965

Rudolf Koeckert (1913-2005), violin
Willi Buchner (1910-1965), violin
Oskar Riedl (1912-2008), viola
Josef Merz (1911-Still alive??) cello




(Spotify Webplayer link)




1 comment:

  1. nice playlist! please take in consideration this piano playlist suggestion: https://open.spotify.com/user/jorgejorgeous/playlist/3HYrGN3FaiktRr6yXOr8kr

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