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Thursday, September 14, 2006

DCD 011 - The Pro Arte Quartet

By lucky happenstance, our two newly added labels, the UW-Madison School of Music and Laurel Records have both recorded the Pro Arte Quartet. Both we'll feature in this episode of the "DCD Classical 'Cast."

In a way, it's not surprising. The quartet, founded in 1912, has a long and distinguished recording career. In the 1920's, for example, they were the first chamber ensemble to extensively record. The podcast alternates between their Laurel Records releases of the 1980's and their current output for UW-Madison.

The program has been languishing in the can for a while. We've had to switch servers, and were unable to upload either podcasts or image files until the transfer was complete. If you have any problems with any of our links, please let me know. I'll be testing everything personally, but its a growing site. Any help would be most appreciated. E-mail me at

- Ralph Graves
President, DCD Records

This program, we play the following:
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 13 (mvt. 1)

Rozka: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 38 (mvt. 2)
Laurel Records

Dvorak: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 51 (Finale)

Bloch: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Laurel Records

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