FRIEDRICH GULDA (b.1930): String Quartet in F Sharp Minor, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924): Crisantemi.
Catalogue Number: 12L086
Description: It may be a dollar-a-minute but Gulda's 1950-51 student quartet is a gorgeous piece redolent of fin de siècle Viennese Romanticism, pre-atonal Schoenberg, a touch of Bruckner in its scherzo, dark and uneasy in its first movement but full of relaxed lyricism in its long finale. Too bad about the couplings... Acies Quartet.