Coolidge Quartet – Discography

THE COOLIDGE QUARTET
A DISCOGRAPHY of ISSUED VICTOR RECORDINGS (1938-40)

Prepared by Bryan Bishop

ALPHABETICAL LISTING BY COMPOSER

Beethoven: Ludwig van (1770-1827)

String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18, No. 1

(Recorded March 17, 1939; matrices CS-032993/8, six 12” sides)

  • ⦿ Set M/AM-550, issued 1939; DM-550, issued 1940
  • ⦿ HMV DB 3927/29 (Europe)

String Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 18, No. 2

(Recorded April 28, 1939; matrices BS-036830/6, seven 10” sides)

  • ⦿ Set M/AM-622, issued early 1940; DM-622, issued later in 1940
  • ⦿ HMV EC 85/88 ( 🔗 Australia)

String Quartet No. 3 in D, Op. 18, No. 3

(Recorded October 27, 1939; matrices CS-043322/5, four 12” sides)

⦿ Set M-650, issued 1940 (Download)

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

(Recorded October 24, 1939; matrices BS-043300/6, seven 10” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM/DM-696, issued 1940 (Download)

String Quartet No. 5 in A, Op. 18, No. 5

(Recorded December 18, 1939; matrices CS-046002/6, five 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM/DM-716, issued 1940

String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat, Op. 18, No. 6

(Recorded December 19, 1939; matrices CS-046011/5, five 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM/DM-745, issued 1941 (Download)

String Quartet No. 7 in F, Op. 59, No. 1 (”Rasumovsky”)

(Recorded April 3, 1940; matrices CS-048703/10, eight 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/DM-804, issued 1941

String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 (”Rasumovsky”)

(Recorded September 26, 1940; matrices CS-056178/83 and CS-056185/6, eight 12” sides)

(Jack Pepper replaces Nicolai Berezowsky as second violinist on this recording)

⦿ Set DM-919, issued 1942; M-919, issued 1943 (Download)

 Berezowsky, Nicolai (1900-1953)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 16

(Recorded May 31, 1938; matrices CS-023457/61, five 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM-624, issued early 1940; DM-624, issued later in 1940

Chadwick, George Whitefield (1854-1931)

String Quartet No. 4 in E minor: Second movement (Andante simplice)

(Recorded May 31, 1938; matrix CS-023450, one 12” side)

⦿ Filler for Set M-558 (Griffes: Two Sketches), issued 1939 (Download)

Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague (1864-1953)

String Quartet in E minor

(Recorded January 22, 1940; matrices CS-046480/5, six 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM/DM-719, issued 1940 (Download)

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson (1884-1920)

Two Sketches (Based on Indian Themes)

(Recorded May 27, 1938; matrices CS-023448/50, three 12” sides) ⦿ Set M-558, issued 1939 (Download)

Harris, Roy (1898-1979)

Quintet for Piano and Strings (with Johana Harris, the composer’s wife, at the piano)

(Recorded January 24, 1939; matrices CS-031828/34, seven 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM/DM-752, issued 1941 (Download)

Hindemith, Paul (1895-1963)

Quartet No. 3, Op. 22 (now known as “Quartet No. 4”)

(Recorded May 20, 1938; matrices CS-023255/60, six 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM-524, issued 1939; DM-524, issued 1940 (Download)

Howe, Mary (1882-1964)

Allegro inevitabile, for string quartet

(Recorded September 27, 1940; matrix CS-056192, one 12” side)

(Jack Pepper replaces Nicolai Berezowsky as second violinist on this recording)

⦿ Filler for Set M/DM-891 (Mason: Quartet in G minor), issued 1942 (This recording can be heard on YouTube channel: Jk Stevenson)

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778-1837)

String Quartet in G, Op. 30, No. 2

(Recorded March 24, 1939; matrices CS-035342/5, four 12” sides)

⦿ Set M-723, issued 1941

Jacobi, Frederick (1891-1952)

Hagiographa – Three Biblical Narratives, for piano and strings (with Irene Jacobi, the composer’s wife, at the piano)

(Recorded January 23, 1940; matrices CS-046490/4, five 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM/DM-782, issued 1941

Loeffler, Charles Martin (1861-1935)

Music for Four Stringed Instruments

(Recorded May 27, 1938; matrices CS-023442/7, six 12” sides)

⦿ Set M/AM-543, issued 1939; DM-543, issued 1940 (Stream)

McBride, Robert (1911-2007)

Quintet for Oboe and Strings (with Robert McBride, oboe)

(Recorded October 27, 1939; matrices BS-043320/1, two 10” sides)

⦿ Record No. 2159, issued 1941 12 (This is the only single-record issue among the Coolidge Quartet’s recordings)

Mason, Daniel Gregory (1873-1953)

Quartet in G minor (On Negro Themes), Op. 19

(Recorded September 27, 1940; matrices CS-056193/7, five 12” sides)

(Jack Pepper replaces Nicolai Berezowsky as second violinist on this recording)

⦿ Set M/DM-891, issued 1942

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)

Quartet No. 9 in G minor, Op. Posth. (D. 173)

(Recorded October 28, 1938; matrices CS-028165/8, four 12” sides)

⦿ Set M-641, issued 1940

KEY: ⦿ – 78rpm recordings – electrically recorded