Allegri String Quartet
Allegri String Quartet: The Complete Argo recordings (13 CD)
Collected here in one edition are the complete Argo recordings of the Allegri String Quartet: 13 CDs with spined wallets and original jackets. Highlights include not only great masterpieces of the quartet repertoire — the ageless works of Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms — but the 1969 Radcliffe Award-winning quartets of Forbes, Maconchy, Johnson and Sculthorpe. The recordings are accompanied by a 40-page book with new notes by Jeremy Hayes.
CD1–5 SCHUBERT: String Quartets Nos. 7–15, D.87*, D.94*, D.112*, D.173*, D.353, D.703* “Quartettsatz”, D.804* “Rosamunde”, D.810* “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, D.887 CD6 SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C, D.956* (with Moray Welsh, cello) CD7 BEETHOVEN: String Quartets Op.74* “The Harp” & Op.95* CD8 BRAHMS: String Quartet Nos. 1 & 2, Op.51* CD9 BRAHMS: String Quintets Nos. 1* & 2* (with Patrick Ireland, viola) CD10 BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet BAERMANN (misattrib. Wagner): Clarinet Quintet No.3, Op.23 – II. Adagio* Jack Brymer, clarinet CD11 BOCCHERINI: Quintets Nos 13-18, Op.55 Nos. 1–6 Sarah Francis, oboe CD12 BRITTEN: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2* RAVEL Introduction & Allegro M.46* ROUSSEL Serenade Op.30, L.36* Christopher Hyde-Smith, flute; Thea King, clarinet (Ravel); Marisa Robles, harp CD13 FORBES: String Quartet No.1* MACONCHY: String Quartet No.9* JOHNSON: String Quartet No.2* SCULTHORPE: String Quartet No.8* ARTISTS Allegri String Quartet *FIRST RELEASE ON CD