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Light Classical Concert

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The BREARLEY STRING QUARTET
THE Russian publisher, Belaiev, who founded the celebrated publishing house that bears his name, was one of the most remarkable of those men who helped to make modern Russian muse a European influence. Cultured and wealthy, he collected round him the principal Russian composers of his day, and without seeking profit or stinting expense, he published lavishly and intelligently all the music these men chose to write. Helaiev's publishing activities may be said to have endowed a school and advanced a nation.
Many of these composers, anxious to make a gesture of their gratitude, made a habit of paying homage to Belaiev in the form of certain compositions written to be performed on the Friday evenings when they customarily met at the house of their hospitable publisher. These compositions, mostly in the form of chamber music, were labours of love and are in consequeuce charming rather than important. The collection of these little works, of which there are sixteen in all, and to which Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Glazounov, Borodin, Sokolov. amongst others, contributed, were subsequently published under the title of Les Vendredis.

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