Chausson: Concerto in D for piano, violin and string quartet - Artur Balsam, piano; Louis Kaufman, violin; The Pascal String Quartet
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GSC017DL (MONO) - Chausson: Concerto in D for piano, violin and string quartet - Artur Balsam, piano; Louis Kaufman, violin; The Pascal String Quartet - The Pascal Quartet was a French ensemble which took shape during the early 1940s and emerged after World War II to become a leading representative of the French performance tradition. It was named after its founder, the viola player Léon Pascal, and was occasionally termed the Leon Pascal Quartet. In this rare recording of the Chausson Concerto in D they are joined by American violinist Louis Kaufman, possibly the most recorded violinist in musical history, and Polish-American pianist-pedagogue Artur Balsam. This performance comes from a Concert Hall LP, recorded sometime between 1949-1951 (no definitive date). The mono sound tends to favor the strings, with the piano in the distance, but overall the sonics are quite pleasant in an old-fashioned way.