W. A. Mozart

String Quartet in G, K. 387
String Quartet in B-flat, K. 458 "The Hunt"

The Classical Quartet
on period instruments

Recorded at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City, September 1985.

Produced and Engineered by Timothy Martyn

Assistant producer: Myron Lutzke
Production director: Ralph Dopmeyer
Design: Philidor Press, Boston
Cover art: George Stubbs, "Two Gentlemen Going Shooting, With a View of Creswell Crag," 1767; courtesy of Yale Center for British Art. Paul Mellon Collection.
Total playing time: 56:19

About the Performers

The Classical Quartet, founded in 1979, was the first string quartet in America to perform the masterpieces of the Classical era on period instruments. The Quartet has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Linda Quan & Nancy Wilson, violins
David Miller, viola
Loretta O'Sullivan, 'cello

The Instruments

Violins: Jacobus Stainer, Absam, 1655; Vincenzo Rugeri, Cremona, 1730

Viola: Matthias Albanus, Bulsani, 1687

Violoncello: attributed to Albanus of Tyrol, ca. 1720

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