The Léner String Quartet: Volume 2 - Haydn & Mozart Recordings
Label: Rockport Records
Composers: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers: Léner String Quartet
The Léner String Quartet: Volume 2
The Haydn & Mozart Recordings - 1924-1939
Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D major K. 344
Haydn: Quartet in D Op. 64, No. 5 "The Lark"
Haydn: Quartet in F Op. 3, No. 5 (Accoustical Recording)
Haydn: Quartet in F Op. 3, No. 5 (Electrical Recording)
The Léner String Quartet has been almost forgotten, perhaps because their style of playing had been termed "old fashioned", when compared with the modern ensembles such as the Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets. Nevertheless, the employment of extreme vibrato was the style of playing known and approved by the romantic masters of the late 19th century. The reissue of the Léner recordings has been sparse during the LP and CD era even though they enjoyed one of the greatest and most important recording careers.
Commenced during the accoustic era, they re-recorded everything when electrical recordings became the norm. Among their many distinctions, they were the first ensemble to record the Beethoven String Quartets.
|Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D major K. 344|
|2||Theme (Andante) and Variations||7:15|
|3||Menuetto and Trio||4:14|
|5||Menuetto; Trios 1 and 2 (Menuetto da capo)||6:29|
|Haydn: Quartet in D Op. 64, No. 5 "The Lark"|
|Haydn: Quartet in F Op. 3, No. 5 (accoustical recording)|
|Haydn: Quartet in F Op. 3, No. 5 (electrical recording)|