- 14 May, 2010
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The internationally renowned Fine Arts Quartet (violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, cellist Wolfgang Laufer, and violist Nicolò Eugelmi) has just recorded 3 rarities by ‘Golden Age’ master violinist-composers: the world premiere recording of Efrem Zimbalist’s Quartet in E Minor in its 1959 revised edition; the world premiere digital recording of Eugène Ysaÿe’s long-lost masterpiece for quartet and string orchestra, “Harmonies du Soir”; and Fritz Kreisler’s Quartet in A Minor.
Sessions took place 26–30 April, 2010 at the library of Wittem Monastery (Klooster Wittem), The Netherlands, with Florian B. Schmidt, musical producer. For the Ysaÿe work, the Fine Arts Quartet was joined by the Streichersolisten der Deutsch-Niederländischen KammerPhilharmonie, conducted by Otis Klöber. This CD will be the Fine Arts Quartet’s 10th recording for Naxos.