[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
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The Budapest Quartet was the quartet in residence at the Library of Congress from 1938 until 1962, a position created so that they could make regular use of the Library's collection of Stradivarius instruments. Their regular performances at the Library all made use of these remarkable instruments, and the quartet also used them on these recordings, made in the Library itself.
String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K387 'Spring'
Quartet No. 15 in D Minor for Strings, K.421 / 417b
String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, K458 'The Hunt'
Quartet No. 16 in E-Flat Major for Strings, K. 428
String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K464 'Drum'
String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K465 'Dissonance'
String Quintet No. 1 in B flat major, K174
String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor for Strings, K. 406 (515b)
String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K515
String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516
String Quintet No. 5 in D major, K593
String Quintet No. 6 in E flat major, K614