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Delmé Quartet

Delmé Quartet

The Delmé Quartet was conceived in a taxi travelling over London Bridge in 1962 by Granville Delmé Jones and Jurgen Hess (violins), John Underwood (viola) and Joy Hall (cello). Their idea was to play for their own pleasure. After its formation, news of this distinguished group of players quickly spread through the profession. The BBC, which was planning a series of concerts of international chamber music at London’s Royal Festival Hall, asked the Delmé to take part and this launched them immediately into a busy concert schedule. Galina Solodchin joined the quartet in the late 1960s after the death of Granville Jones. John Trusler and Jonathan Williams joined the quartet in the mid-’70s. John Underwood is therefore the sole remaining foundermember. Over the past four decades the Delmé has appeared at most major European festivals, but certain ones such as Salzburg and the Dvorák birthday concert in Prague stand out in their memories. The quartet’s collaboration with a number of notable composers is well known, particularly that with the late Robert Simpson. During its long association with Hyperion the quartet has recorded ten of Simpson’s quartets as well as the String Trio, the Clarinet Quintet (with Thea King), and the two-cello Quintet (with the late Christopher van Kampen). Other composers with whom the quartet has worked closely include John McCabe, Christopher Headington, Wilfred Josephs—and especially Daniel Jones, whose quartets they have premiered and performed regularly at Jones’s local music festival at Gower in South Wales.

Albums
'Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014' (HYP201408)
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
HYP201408  Download-only monthly sampler August 2014 Release  
'Bach & Simpson: The Art of Fugue' (CDA67138)
Bach & Simpson: The Art of Fugue
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA67138  Archive Service  
'Beethoven: String Quartets Opp 74 & 95' (CDH88032)
Beethoven: String Quartets Opp 74 & 95
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDH88032  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service   Download currently discounted
'Favourite Encores for string quartet' (CDH55002)
Favourite Encores for string quartet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55002  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Gurney: Ludlow and Teme & The Western Playland; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge' (CDH55187)
Gurney: Ludlow and Teme & The Western Playland; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55187  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
'Haydn: Seven Last Words from the Cross' (CDA66337)
Haydn: Seven Last Words from the Cross
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'Hummel: String Quartets' (CDH55166)
Hummel: String Quartets
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'Simpson & Bach: The Art of Fugue' (CDA67138)
Simpson & Bach: The Art of Fugue
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'Simpson: String Quartet No 13 & String Quintet No 2' (CDA66905)
Simpson: String Quartet No 13 & String Quintet No 2
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'Simpson: String Quartet No 9' (CDA66127)
Simpson: String Quartet No 9
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'Simpson: String Quartets Nos 1 & 4' (CDA66419)
Simpson: String Quartets Nos 1 & 4
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'Simpson: String Quartets Nos 2 & 5' (CDA66386)
Simpson: String Quartets Nos 2 & 5
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'Simpson: String Quartets Nos 3 & 6 and String Trio' (CDA66376)
Simpson: String Quartets Nos 3 & 6 and String Trio
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'Simpson: String Quartets Nos 7 & 8' (CDA66117)
Simpson: String Quartets Nos 7 & 8
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'Strauss & Verdi: String Quartets' (CDH55012)
Strauss & Verdi: String Quartets
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'Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Gurney: Ludlow and Teme & The Western Playland' (CDH55187)
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Gurney: Ludlow and Teme & The Western Playland
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55187  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
'Verdi & Strauss: String Quartets' (CDH55012)
Verdi & Strauss: String Quartets
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'Bliss: String Quartets' (CDA66178)
Bliss: String Quartets
CDA66178  Rights no longer controlled by Hyperion  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Along the field as we came by  First line to The aspens, No 5 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Andante cantabile  Movement of String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Tchaikovsky)
Bredon Hill  No 5 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Cherry Ripe (Bridge)
Clun  No 6 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Crisantemi (Puccini)
Far in a western brookland  No 2 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
From far, from eve and morning  No 2 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Golden friends  No 3 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Il Terremoto: Presto e con tutta la forza  Part 9 of The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51 (Haydn)
In summertime on Bredon  First line to Bredon Hill, No 5 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
In valleys of springs of rivers  First line to Clun, No 6 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Into my heart an air that kills  First line to The far country, No 7 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Is my team ploughing?  No 3 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Is my team ploughing?  No 6 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Loveliest of Trees  No 2 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
Ludlow fair  No 4 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
March  No 8 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Meditation on an old Czech hymn 'St Wenceslas', Op 35a (Suk)
Night (Bloch)
Nocturne  Movement of String Quartet No 2 in D major (Borodin)
Oh, when I was in love with you  No 4 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
On the idle hill of summer  No 5 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
On Wenlock Edge  No 1 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Quintet for clarinet and strings (Simpson)
Reveille  No 1 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Sally in our alley (Bridge)
Serenade 'Italian' (Wolf)
String Quartet in A major, Op 2 (Strauss)
String Quartet in A minor (Kreisler)
String Quartet in C major 'The Bird', Op 33 No 3 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C major, Op 30 No 1 (Hummel)
String Quartet in E flat major 'Harp', Op 74 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 12 (Mendelssohn)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 30 No 3 (Hummel)
String Quartet in E minor (Verdi)
String Quartet in F major (Hoffstetter/Haydn)
String Quartet in F minor 'Serioso', Op 95 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in G major, Op 30 No 2 (Hummel)
String Quartet No 1 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 1 in B flat (Bliss)
String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Tchaikovsky)
String Quartet No 13 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 2 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 2 in D major (Borodin)
String Quartet No 2 in F minor (Bliss)
String Quartet No 3 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 4 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 5 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 6 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 7 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 8 (Simpson)
String Quartet No 9 (Simpson)
String Quintet in C major, G310 (Boccherini)
String Quintet No 2 (Simpson)
String Trio (Simpson)
The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 (Bach/Simpson)
The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 (Bach/Tovey/Simpson)
The aspens  No 5 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
The far country  No 7 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
The lads in their hundreds to Ludlow come in for the fair  First line to Ludlow fair, No 4 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
The Lent Lily  No 7 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51 (Haydn)
The sun at noon to higher air  First line to March, No 8 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
The Western Playland (Gurney)
'Tis spring; come out to ramble  First line to The Lent Lily, No 7 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town  No 3 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
Twice a week  No 4 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Wake: the silver dusk returning  First line to Reveille, No 1 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
Waltz in A major, Op 54 No 1 (Dvořák)
Waltz in D flat minor, Op 54 No 4 (Dvořák)
When I was one-and-twenty  No 6 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
When smoke stood up from Ludlow  No 1 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
With rue my heart is laden  First line to Golden friends, No 3 of The Western Playland (Gurney)
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