15 MARCH 1940, Page 48

Schubert : Quartet in B Flat major, Op. 168. Busch

Quartet. (H.M.V. DB 3737-9. i8s.) THIS quartet-a youthful composition in essence, despite the opus number-is of very varied quality. The first two move- ments, though possessing incidental charms, are diffuse and rather wearisome, but the third and fourth-a gay tnenuetto and a scintillating presto-are entirely delightful. The record-

mg is even better than in the G major quartet.