15 MARCH 1940, Page 48

Schubert : Quartet in G Major, Op. 161. Busch quartet

(H.M.V. DB 3744-8. 30S.) IT is five years since this superb quartet was recorded, and this recording is preferable to the last, both in technical and

in musical quality. The quartet, one of the loveliest of all Schubert's compositions, is a much more satisfying piece of music than many of his better known works ; for anyone unacquainted with it there could be no better introduction than this set, which is excellent both for the quality of the per- formance and for the recording.