This week, we return to Pristine’s critically-acclaimed and best-selling series featuring the Léner Quartet. We hear them now in a program featuring works by Debussy and Ravel. Ravel heard the Léners play his quartet at their 1920 Vienna début, and was so pleased that he offered to coach them in the work, and encouraged them to perform in Paris. We can reasonably assume that what we hear in their 1933 recording reflects the composer’s own intentions.
Rounding out our program is a recording from 99 years ago(!) of the Lento movement from Franck’s Piano Quintet, an acoustic disc featuring the Léners’ frequent chamber music collaborator, Olga Loeser-Lebert, who would go on to make complete electrical recordings of piano quintets by Schumann, Brahms and Dvořák with the quartet.
DEBUSSY 160TH BIRTHDAY PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 19 August, and for exactly one week, we mark the 160th birthday of the composer CLAUDE DEBUSSY with a 15% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and will be applied at the checkout.