Canada laments a second quartet leader – SlippediscSlippedisc

norman lebrecht

November 01, 2022

Days after the passing of Geoff Nuttall of the St Lawrence String Quartet we learn with sadness of the death of Andrew Dawes, leader of the Orford Quartet for quarter of a century (1965-1991).

Andrew was 82.

His outstanding recordings, away from the quartet, include the complate Beethoven violin-piano sonatas. He was a legend in the field, one of Canada’s alltime foremost string musicians.

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