"Another fine recording of the [Brahms] Piano Quintet is that by Columbia of the Léner Quartet with Mme Loeser-Lebert as pianist ... The viola has recorded very finely in the second movement - the tone is magnificent. The invigorating Scherzo is played with plenty of verve, and is in fact the best of the movements in this performance." - The Gramophone, 1929
This week's release from Pristine is a double-CD set of recordings by the Léner Quartet playing string quartets by Dvořák and Smetana on the first disc before being joined by pianist Olga Loeser-Lebert for piano quintets by Dvorák & Brahms in a series of recordings made between 1926 and 1938.
Once again Mark Obert-Thorn brings his decades of experience and mastery of his transfer skills to produce a release of the finest possible sound quality for recordings some of which are beginning to approach their centenary - another remarkable achievement.