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Stuyvesant Quartet (String Quartet)

Founded: 1938, USA

The Stuyvesant Quartet, one of mid-20th-century America's finest chamber ensembles, was founded in 1938 by violinist Sylvan Shulman and cellist Alan Shulman, and made its first recording for Victor that year. In 1939, the Quartet began recording for Columbia Records. They recorded works by Gian-Francesco Malipiero (in 1950), and Debussy and Ravel (between 1951-1953), and live broadcast of the Stuyvesant's performance of Alan Shulman's Rendezvous featuring clarinet great, Benny Goodman. In 1946, Benny Goodman asked the Quartet to join him playing a movement from the Mozart Clarinet Quintet on his weekly radio program. Alan Shulman suggested instead that Goodman commission him to write a short original work for clarinet and string quartet. Goodman agreed, and Shulman composed Rendezvous with Benny, which was premiered over WEAF in August of 1946. The Stuyvesant made their final recordings in 1953 for the group's own label - Philharmonia Records.

Source: Bridge Records Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Bruno Reibold

Instrumental Ensemble

BWV 202 [w/ soprano Elisabeth Schumann]

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The Stuyvesant Quartet (Brifge Records)

Alan Shulman (Capital)

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