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The Kutcher String Quartet:
Samuel Kutcher (violin); Max Saal peter (violin); Raymond Jeremy (viola) ; Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Harry Isaacs (pianoforte)
Frederic d'Erlanger is a true cosmopolitan ; he was born in Paris in 1868 of a German father and an American mother, and at about the age of twenty he became a naturalised Englishman. He has written numerous important works, including three operas, a Violin Concerto that was played by Kreisler at a Philharmonic Concert in 1903, and several orchestral works that have been heard at the Proms and other
Queen's Hall concerts. His opera, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, was first performed at Naples in 1906 and at Covent Garden in 1909. Describing d'Erlanger's Piano
Quintet, Edwin Evans says that ' it is a clear and sunny work, combining a certain French flavour in the lyrical themes and their harmonisation, with close adherence to German formal tradition. Individuality is not aggressively shown, but the absence of any suggestion of the portentous leaves an engaging intimacy, which makes it more agreeable to play than many quintets of the same rank but greater pretensions. It is in the usual four movements, of which the andante and scherzo are the most attractive. The suavity of the former is relieved by an episode which verges on the dramatic, and the latter, though formal, is not lacking in vivacious phantasy '.


Violin: Samuel Kutcher
Violin: Max Saal
Violin: Raymond Jeremy
Viola: Douglas Cameron
Pianoforte: Harry Isaacs
Unknown: Edwin Evans

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