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Beethoven, Bartók, Borodin, Mozart, Et Al / Quatuor Pro Arte


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Andante   Catalog #: 2970   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenBéla BartókAlexander BorodinAlexander Glazunov,   ... 
Performer:  Alphonse OnnouLaurent HalleuxGermain PrévostRobert Maas,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 4 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This essential set restores fine 78rpm performances - five of which have never appeared on LP - by one of the key chamber groups of the interwar period."
-- Classic Record Collector (UK)

Founded in the early 20th century, the Pro Arte Quartet became champions of the new music of their time, working with contemporaries such as Bartók, Ravel and Bloch. This collection from andante aptly reveals their contribution to the art of the string quartet.
"This essential set restores fine 78rpm performances - five of which have never appeared on LP - by one of the key chamber groups of the interwar period."
-- Classic Record Collector (UK)

Founded in the early 20th century, the Pro Arte Quartet became champions of the new music of their time, working with contemporaries such as Bartók, Ravel and Bloch. This collection from andante aptly reveals their contribution to the art of the string quartet.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alphonse Onnou (Violin), Laurent Halleux (Violin), Germain Prévost (Viola),
Robert Maas (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 7/Sz 40 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Laurent Halleux (Violin), Alphonse Onnou (Violin), Robert Maas (Cello),
Germain Prévost (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1934 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 31 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Robert Maas (Cello), Germain Prévost (Viola), Laurent Halleux (Violin),
Alphonse Onnou (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1933 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 28 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Novelettes (5) for String Quartet, Op. 15: no 2, Orientale by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Robert Maas (Cello), Germain Prévost (Viola), Laurent Halleux (Violin),
Alphonse Onnou (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1933 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Laurent Halleux (Violin), Germain Prévost (Viola), Robert Maas (Cello),
Alfredo Casella (Piano), Alphonse Onnou (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/08/1933 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 31 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 3 in C major, K 515 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Laurent Halleux (Violin), Germain Prévost (Viola), Alfred Hobday (Viola),
Robert Maas (Cello), Alphonse Onnou (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1934 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Schnabel (Piano), Robert Maas (Cello), Germain Prévost (Viola),
Alphonse Onnou (Violin), Laurent Halleux (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1934 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 30 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8.
Quartet for Strings in D major, M 9 by César Franck
Performer:  Laurent Halleux (Violin), Robert Maas (Cello), Germain Prévost (Viola),
Alphonse Onnou (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1933 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 47 Minutes 49 Secs. 
9.
Quartet for Strings in F major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Robert Maas (Cello), Alphonse Onnou (Violin), Germain Prévost (Viola),
Laurent Halleux (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; France 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1933 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 27 Minutes 44 Secs. 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, D 87/Op. 125 no 1: Allegro moderato by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Laurent Halleux (Violin), Germain Prévost (Viola), Robert Maas (Cello),
Alphonse Onnou (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
Date of Recording: 05/18/1933 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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