All-female string quartets after the First World War

T25736_Ebsworth Quartet L to R Elizabeth Hunt Eleanor Warren Eileen Ebsworth Phyllis Ebsworth

In the second and final part of his survey, Tully Potter reveals the extent of the explosion of all-female quartets that occurred after the First World War in the UK, Europe, the US and the Soviet Union, as well as notable mixed ones

By the beginning of the First World War, music lovers in Britain were quite used to seeing all-female quartets on the concert platform. Two ensembles were closely involved with the Society of Women Musicians…

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