Konzerthaus Quartet,. et al: Brahms Sextet No. 1 - Westminster W-9021, NM
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This handsome LP from Westminster (W-9021, US pressing, orange label, mono – no stereo edition exists) features the splendid Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet – Anton Kamper (1st violin), Karl M. Titze (2nd violin), Erich Weiss (viola), and Franz Kwarda (cello) – with fellow artists Ferdinand Stangler (2nd viola) and Günther Weiss (2nd cello) – In a dramatic, searching, and tonally beautiful account of Brahms’s String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major Op. 18, warmly recorded in the Mozartsaal, Vienna, in January 1953..
Incidentally, there are insightful liner notes on the reverse side of the jacket by James Lyons, printed in English only. The striking cover design is uncredited.