30 April 2018
Recording of the week: Debussy year
This week's selection comes from Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music Recordings.
Claude Debussy died 100 years ago. Here is a recording made during his lifetime in 1915. It is a movement from his only String Quartet recorded by the London String Quartet.
Founded in 1908, the London String Quartet initially had Albert Sammons as first violin, Thomas Petre, second violin, Harry Waldo Warner, viola (for all but the last four years when he was replaced by William Primrose), and Charles Warwick Evans, cello who remained with the quartet throughout its existence. The quartet disbanded in 1934.
This and thousands of other classical music recordings can be heard at British Library Sounds.