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#A)   Summary Discography
#B)   Full Discography
#C)   Fine Arts Quartet links
#D)   Known Concert-Disc recordings documented in print
#E)   Fine Arts Quartet titles listed in the UW-Milwaukee PantherCat online catalog
#F)   Other Fine Arts Quartet titles found listed on-line
#G)   Known Fine Arts Quartet related books


#A)   Summary Discography (top/bottom of page)
    t = Complete list of track titles appears in the Full Discography
    p = Partial list appears, Fine Arts Quartet tracks only
           (applies only to Various Artists Collections, if any)

   Solo Albums

#01)t 1958   Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114             CS-206
                ("Trout Quintet)"
#02)t 1964?  Beethoven: Quartet in B Flat, Op. 135                   CS-249
#03)t 19??   Dvorak: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 81           CS-251

   Various Artists Collections

#  )  None Known
  
#B) Full Discography (top/bottom of page) [number] = Actual albums I have seen "Owners" = Who owns, or owned, the album I saw (see the complete code list in library) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) Owners ----------Concert-Disc: Concertapes, Wilmette, IL ------ #01) 1958 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 --- ("Trout Quintet)" [LP: CS-206] {A} --- (track times are not listed --- Matrix: K80Y-5379 / K80Y-5380, LC: R 58-1289 --- Dead Wax Markings: I / K8-0 Y5380-1D / B2 --- I / K8-0 Y5380-1E / A1 --- #01. A1 : Allegro vivace #01. A2 : Andante #01. A3 : Scherzo: Presto #01. B1 : Tema con variazioni: Andantino #01. B2 : Finale: Allegro giusto Leonard Sorkin: violin Irving Ilmer: viola George Sopkin: cello with Frank Glazer: piano Harold Siegel: double bass ----------Concert-Disc: Connoisseur Series, an affiliate of Everest Records, Hollywood / Los Angeles, CA Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #02) 1964? Beethoven: Quartet in B Flat, Op. 135 [LP: CS-249] {A} --- Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Op. 133 mono (LP: M-1249) --- (track times are not listed --- Dead Wax Markings: CS 249A / ARC 3-26-5 / Pete Helffrich --- CS 249B / Pete Helffrich / ARC 611015 Note: the cover and LP label do not describe the works identically --- #02. A1 : Beethoven: Quartet in B Flat, Op. 133, The Grosse Fugue --- Beethoven: Quartet in F, Op. 135 #02. B1 : Allegretto #02. B2 : Vivace #02. B3 : Lento Assai, Contante E Tranquillo #02. B4 : Der Schwer Gafasste Entschluss: Grave, Ma Non Troppo Tratto - Allegro Leonard Sorkin: 1st violin Abram Loft: 2nd violin Irving Ilmer: viola George Sopkin: cello Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #03) 19?? Dvorak: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 81 [LP: CS-251] {A} --- (track times are not listed --- Dead Wax Markings: CS 251A / Pete Helffrich / ARC 821 72 --- CS 251B / Pete Helffrich / ARC 821 72 --- #03. A1 : Allegro: Ma Non Tanto #03. A2 : Dumka: Adante Con Mote #03. B1 : Scherzo (Furiant): Molto Vivace #03. B2 : Finale: Allegro Leonard Sorkin: 1st violin Abram Loft: 2nd violin Irving Ilmer: viola George Sopkin: cello with Frank Glazer: piano

Known Concert-Disc recordings documented in print:
          Releases per "The Complete Library of American Phonograph Recordings", by Jerry Osborne, Osborne Enterprises, Port Townsend, WA

All Long Plays, except as noted
1959, p. 126 - #35,36,37,38,39,1035, (7" single: #2001)
1960, p. 116 - #43,45,1043,1045
1961, p. 121 - #46,101,103,104,108,110,1046
1962, p. 129 - #54,55,1054,1055
1963, none
1964, none
1965, none
1966, none

          Not one classical music recording.
          No Fine Arts Quartet recordings on any label are listed in any of the 8 Osborne volumes, i.e. none of the 43 titles (1959-1965) listed in the UW-Milwaukee catalog below.
          Not the same number series as above: 1958 CS-206 and 1964 CS-249, so maybe there were two completely different Concert-Disc labels?

Other Concert-Disc recordings I have:

1960 Plays American Music by Frank Glazer (LP: CS-217)

All numbers I have: CS-206, CS-217, CS-249, CS-251


Fine Arts Quartet titles listed in the UW-Milwaukee PantherCat online catalog
          At this time, I don't know when I will make the 90 mile trip to Milwaukee to completely document here every Fine Arts Quartet recording in their collection. It seems the catalog may not be 100% accurate, with the two recordings released in 1900, and several which might be duplicate entries for the same recording.
  1. 19?? - Flute quartets
  2. 19?? - String quartets. Volume VII / Haydn
  3. 1900 - Quartet no. 14 in D minor for strings; Death and the maiden
  4. 1900 - String quartets : volume X / Haydn
  5. 1910 - Records, 1910-1989 [probably paper records in the Fine Arts Quartet / Leonard Sorkin Archives, and not recordings]
  6. 1915 - Records, 1915-1991 ["]
  7. 1936 - Records, 1936-1994 ["]
  8. 1950 - Quartet in F / Ravel. Quartet no. 3, op. 22 / Hindemith
  9. 1950 - Quartet no. 13 in A minor, op. 29 / Schubert.Quartets, strings, no. 1, op. 12, E? major / Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  10. 1952 - Quintet in A major, K. 581, for clarinet and strings
  11. 1958 - Piano quintet in A major, op. 114 (The trout)
  12. 1958 - Quartets
  13. 1958 - Clarinet quintet, in A major, K. 581
  14. 1958 - Clarinet quintet in A major, K. 581 / Mozart
  15. 1958 - Clarinet quintet in B minor, op. 115 / Brahms
  16. 1958 - Concert-Disc presents the Fine Arts Quartet playing Bela Bartok string quartets
  17. 1958 - Concert-Disc presents the Fine Arts Quartet playing Bela Bartok: : the complete cycle of six string quartets
  18. 1958 - Horn quintet in E flat, K. 407 ; Oboe quartet in F major, K. 370 / Mozart
  19. 1958 - Horn quintet in E?, K. 407 ; Oboe quartet in F major, K. 370 / Mozart
  20. 1958 - Nonette in F, op. 31
  21. 1958 - Piano quintet in A major, op. 114 (The trout)
  22. 1959 - Quartet in D major : op. 18, no. 3 ; Quartet in C minor, op. 18, no. 4 / Beethoven
  23. 1959 - Quartet in D major, opus 18, no. 3 ; Quartet in C minor, opus 18, no. 4 / Ludwig van Beethoven.
  24. 1960 - String quartets
  25. 1960 - String quartets. Vol. IX / Joseph Haydn
  26. 1960 - String quartets : vol. VIII / Joseph Haydn
  27. 1960 - Oktett fur Klarinette, Fagott, Horn, Viline [i.e. Violine], 2 Bratschen, Cello und Kontrabass : 1957/58 ; Sonata for viola alone : op. 25, no. 1 / Paul Hindemith.
  28. 1960 - Oktett fur Klarinette, Fagott, Horn, Violine, 2 Bratschen, Cello und Kontrabass ; Sonata for viola alone : op. 25, no. 1 / Paul Hindemith
  29. 1960 - Quartet in A minor : op. 132 / Beethoven
  30. 1960 - Quartet in B flat : op. 130 / Beethoven
  31. 1960 - Quartet in B flat, op. 133 : The grosse fugue ; Quartet in F, op. 135.
  32. 1960 - Quartet in B flat : op. 133, "The grosse fugue" ; Quartet in F, op. 135 / Beethoven.
  33. 1960 - Quintet for piano & strings, op. 8l
  34. 1960 - Septet for strings and winds, op. 20 / Beethoven
  35. 1960 - String quartet nr. 1, opus 7 / Bela Bartok
  36. 1961 - Art of the fugue : contrapuncti I through [XI] / Bach; [transcribed by Samuel Baron]
  37. 1961 - Octet for strings and winds : op. 166 / Schubert
  38. 1961 - Octet for strings and winds, op. 166 / Schubert.
  39. 1961 - Quartet in C minor, op. 51, no. 1. Quartet in A minor, op. 51, no. 2
  40. 1961 - Quartet in D major, op. 20, no. 4. Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2 (Quinten)
  41. 1961 - Quartet in D major, op. 20, no. 4 ; Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2 (Quinten)
  42. 1961 - Quartet in D minor, K. 421. Quartet in C major, K. 465 (Dissonance)
  43. 1962 - Art of the fugue : Contrapuncti I through XI, inclusive / Bach; transcribed by Samuel Baron
  44. 1962 - Quartet in C-sharp minor : op. 131 / Beethoven
  45. 1962 - Quartet in E flat major, op.12. Quartet in E minor, op.44, no.2
  46. 1962 - Quartet no. 3, op. 22 / Hindemith. Quartet no. 5 / Bloch
  47. 1962 - Streichquartett D-dur op. 20, Nr. 4 ; Streichquartett d-moll op. 76, Nr. 2 / Joseph Haydn.
  48. 1962 - Streichquartett Es-dur op. 12 ; Streichquartett e-moll op. 44 Nr. 2 / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
  49. 1963 - Quartet no. 12 : in E-flat major, op. 127 / Beethoven
  50. 1963 - Quartets no. 12 : in E flat, opus 127 / Beethoven
  51. 1964 - Art of the fugue. Part II, Counterpoints XII through XIX; Chorale / Bach
  52. 1964 - Art of the fugue. Part II, Counterpoints XII through XIX ; Chorale / Bach
  53. 1964 - Art of the fugue, pt. 2: Counterpoints 12-19
  54. 1964 - Late quartets.
  55. 1964 - Quartet in D minor, op. posth., D. 810 (Death and the maiden)
  56. 1964 - Quartet in E flat : op. 12 ; Quartet in E minor : op. 44, no. 2 / Mendelssohn.
  57. 1965 - International piano festival, a benefit concert
  58. 1965 - Quartet in G : op. 10 / Debussy. Quartet in F / Ravel
  59. 1965 - Quintet for piano & strings
  60. 1965 - Quintet for piano & strings
  61. 1965 - Three trios for two violins and cello: op. 3 / Antes
  62. 1967 - Early quartets [op.18]
  63. 1967 - Quartet in D major, opus 44, no. 1 ; Fuga (1827) ; Unfinished quarted [i.e. quartet], op. 81 ; [and] Capriccio (1843) / Mendelssohn
  64. 1967 - Quartet in E flat, K. 428 ; Quartet in D, K. 575 / Mozart
  65. 1967 - Quartet in E flat, op. 74 ; Quartet in F minor, op. 95 / Beethoven
  66. 1967 - Quartet in F : opus 59, no. 1 / Beethoven
  67. 1967 - Six quintets / by John Frederick Peter
  68. 1969 - Complete string quartets : including the Grosse Fuge. Beethoven
  69. 1969 - Oktett (1957/58) ; Sonate fur Bratsche allein , op. 25, nr. 1 / Paul Hindemith
  70. 1970 - Concerto grosso for string orchestra and piano; Quartet no. 5
  71. 1971 - Quartet no. 3. Quartet no. 2
  72. 1979 - 30th anniversary album
  73. 1980 - Sixth string quartet : a Whitman serenade / Samuel Adler
  74. 1980 - String quartet : 1931 / Ruth Crawford-Seeger
  75. 1980 - String quartet no. 2 / John Downey
  76. 1980 - String quartet no. 4 / Ben Johnston
  77. 1983 - Chamber music series
  78. 1983 - Quartet in D., K. 575 / Mozart. Quintet for piano / Newman
  79. 1983 - Quartet in E flat major, op. 33, no. 2 : The joke / Haydn. Quartet no. 6 / Bartok. Quartet in D minor : Death and the maiden / Schubert
  80. 1983 - Quintet, op. 57 / Shostakovich
  81. 1985 - Quartet, op. 96 : American / Anton Dvorak. Quartet no. 1, op. 49 / Dmitri Shostakovich. La oracion del torero / Joaquin Turina
  82. 1986 - Quartet no. 19 K [i.e. K. 465] in C Dur : "Dissonant" / W.A. Mozart. Quartet no. 14 in D minor : "Death and the maiden" / F. Schubert.
  83. 1986 - Quartet op. 64 no 5 : "The lark" / Haydn. Italian serenade / Wolf. Quartet op. 59 no 3 : "Razumovski" / Beethoven.
  84. 1986 - Quatuor no. 1 op. 10 / C. Debussy. Quatuor en fa majeur / M. Ravel
  85. 1987 - Quartet no. 19, KV 465 in C dur : "Dissonant" ; Quintet in C minor, KV 406 / Mozart
  86. 1987 - Quintet in C major, KV 515 ; Quintet in G minor, KV 516 / Mozart
  87. 1989 - Quatuor no 3 en fa majeur op. 73 ; Quatuor no 7 en fa die`se mineur op. 108 ; Quatuor no 11 en fa mineur op. 122 / Chostakovitch.
  88. 1990 - String quartet no. 2 ; String quartet no. 3 ; Evocations de Slovaquie / Karel Husa.
  89. 1997 - Schubert celebration

Other Fine Arts Quartet titles found listed on-line
  1. 19?? - Bach: Kunst der Fuge, Concert-Disc CS-250,
  2. 1974 - Mozart: 6 string quintets: KV. 174, B-flat major. --KV. 516, G minor.--KV. 515, C major.--KV. 406, C minor. --KV. 593, D major.--KV. 614, E-flat major, Francis Tursi, viola (3LP) -->
  3. 1986 - Mozart/Shubert: Quartets
  4. 1986 - Mozart: Quintet/Quartet
  5. 1986 - Mozart: Quintets
  6. 1998 - Hugo Wolf: Quartet/Italian Serenade
  7. 1998 - Dvorak
  8. 1999 - Haydn: The Last Two String Quartets
  9. 2001 - Mozart: String Quartets
  10. 2002 - Ernst von Dohnanyi; The Piano Quartets (w/Peter Frankl)
  11. 2002 - Ernst von Dohnanyi; The String Quartets
  12. 2003 - Mozart viola quintets (Grammy nominee)
  13. 2005 - The Fine Arts Quartet at WFMT
  14. 2005 - Glazunov: String Quintet, Op. 39, Five Novelettes, Op. 15
  15. 2006 - Shostakovich, Prokofiev: String Quartets
  16. 2006 - John Downey: String Quartet No. 2; Ben Johnson: String Quartet No. 4; Crawford-Seeger: String Quartet
  17. 2006 - Schumann: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
  18. 2007 - Bloch: 4 Episodes / 2 Poems / Concertino / Suite Modale (by Yuri Gandelsman, not the Fine Arts Quartet)
  19. 2007 - Glazunov: 5 Novelettes / String Quintet in A major

Known Fine Arts Quartet related books:
  1. 1973 - Violin and Keyboard: Volume I: Duo Repertoire, from the Seventeenth Century to Mozart and Volume II From Beethoven to the Present, by Abram Loft, ISBN-10: 0670747017, ISBN-13: 978-0670747016
  2. 1991 - Violin and Keyboard, by Abram Loft, ISBN-10: 0931340381, ISBN-13: 978-0931340383
  3. 2003 - How to Succeed in an Ensemble: Reflections on a Life in Chamber Music, by Abram Loft, ISBN-10: 1574670786, ISBN-13: 978-1574670783

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