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Disc No: CYP1620 Jean Rogister was a complete musician who left his mark on Belgian music during the first half of the twentieth century. A virtuoso viola player, he was hailed as a soloist in most European and American cities, and was engaged by Leopold Stokowski as solo viola with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1923. He founded in 1925 the Liège Quartet, well-known in particular for its many world premieres. Yet Rogister was above all a composer as prolific as he was inspired. His neo-romantic music is in the post-Franck style, though it is by no means impervious to the new, impressionist sound-world of twentieth century modernity, as can be heard in his Second and Sixth String Quartets of 1914 and 1928 respectively. The Gong Quartet, comprising four members of the "Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège",is responsible for this discovery, from the locating of the manuscripts to this brilliant interpretation that is complemented by exceptional sound engineering.
Price: Sek. 160
Name: Rogister
 Quatuors n°2 & n°6

Rogister, Jean (1879 - 1964) String Quartet Nr. 6
      C Minor
Quatuor Gong
Rogister, Jean String Quartet Nr. 2
      F Minor

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