The Hirsch Quartet
This is the fourth of a series of recitals of light chamber music specially chosen for its melodies and designed to appeal to those who find chamber music difficult to appreciate.
The Hirsch String Quartet has for some time kept chamber music alive in the city of Manchester, and its performances both on the air and in concert-halls have given pleasure to many discerning music-lovers. The original players of this quartet were trained at the Manchester College of Music. They received itheir first professional engagement in 1925, when they appeared with John Coates in 'The Wenlock Edge' song-cycle. Leonard Hirsch , the leader, is a native of Dublin, but Manchester nowadays has a very good claim on him, for it is fifteen years since he joined the Halle Orchestra. The other members of the quartet are Reginald Stead , second violin, Sydney Errington , viola, and Leonard Baker , who is cellist.
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