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Track(s) taken from CDH55166

String Quartet in E flat major, Op 30 No 3


Delmé Quartet
Recording details: September 1991
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Robert Menzies
Release date: June 1992
Total duration: 26 minutes 44 seconds
Andante  [7'46]
Finale: Presto  [6'22]


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