LaSalle Quartet

Formed 1946. Disbanded 1987
LaSalle Quartet
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LaSalle Quartet

LaSalle Quartet Biography (Wikipedia)

The LaSalle Quartet was a string quartet active from 1946 to 1987. It was founded by first violinist Walter Levin. The LaSalle's name is attributed to an apartment on LaSalle Street in Manhattan, where some of its members lived during the quartet's inception. The quartet played on a donated set of Amati instruments.

The LaSalle Quartet was best known for its espousal of the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern, and of the European modernists who derived from that tradition, though they also performed standard classical and romantic literature. The Quartet gave the premiere of Witold Lutosławski's String Quartet in Stockholm in 1965. György Ligeti dedicated his Second String Quartet to the group, and they premiered it in Baden-Baden on December 14, 1969. The quartet has been credited with the "Zemlinsky Renaissance," as Zemlinsky remained largely unknown until they performed his works. The quartet won the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for their recording of his four string quartets.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in F major, Op.135: II. Vivace
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String Quartet in F major, Op.135: II. Vivace
Anton Webern
String Quartet, Op.28 (1st mvt: Massig)
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String Quartet, Op.28 (1st mvt: Massig)
Arnold Schoenberg
String Quartet No.2 in F sharp minor, Op.10
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String Quartet No.2 in F sharp minor, Op.10
Anton Webern
Piano Quintet
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Piano Quintet
Johannes Brahms
String Quartet in C minor, Op.51 No.1
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String Quartet in C minor, Op.51 No.1
Gyorgy Ligeti & LaSalle Quartet
String Quartet no.2: 3rd mvt
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String Quartet no.2: 3rd mvt

String Quartet no.2: 3rd mvt

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Gyorgy Ligeti
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Claude Debussy
String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (3rd mvt: Andantino)
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String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (3rd mvt: Andantino)
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 131
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String Quartet No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 131
Alexander von Zemlinsky
String Quartet No 1 in A major, Op 4
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String Quartet No 1 in A major, Op 4
Ludwig van Beethoven
Grosse Fuge, Op 133
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Grosse Fuge, Op 133
Hugo Wolf
String Quartet in D minor
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String Quartet in D minor
Claude Debussy
String Quartet
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String Quartet
John Cage
String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along
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String Quartet in Four parts: Quietly Flowing Along
Anton Webern
Five Movements for String Quartet op.5
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Five Movements for String Quartet op.5
Anton Webern
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Donald McInnes
Verklärte Nacht, Op 4
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Verklärte Nacht, Op 4
Alexander von Zemlinsky
String Quartet no 2 op 15 (feat. LaSalle Quartet)
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String Quartet no 2 op 15 (feat. LaSalle Quartet)
Arnold Schoenberg
String Trio, Op. 45
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String Trio, Op. 45
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