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William Primrose

William Primrose CBE (23 August 1904 – 1 May 1982) was a Scottish violist and teacher. He performed with the London String Quartet from 1930 to 1935. He then joined the NBC Symphony Orchestra where he formed the Primrose Quartet. He performed in various countries around the world as a soloist throughout his career. He also taught at several universities and institutions. He authored several books on viola technique.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23, 1904 (Glasgow), Died May 1, 1982 (Provo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: viola, arranger

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-022625 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano Fritz Kitzinger ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022626 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano Fritz Kitzinger ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022627 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano Fritz Kitzinger ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022628 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano Fritz Kitzinger ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022629 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano Fritz Kitzinger ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022630 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano Fritz Kitzinger ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022631 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-022632 12-in. 4/22/1938 Suite for viola and piano William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-028979 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-028980 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-028981 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-028982 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-045772 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-045773 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-045774 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  
Victor CS-045775 12-in. 12/19/1939 Soliloquy and dance Johanna Harris ; William Primrose Viola and piano duet instrumentalist, viola  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Primrose, William," accessed May 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101952.

Primrose, William. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101952.

"Primrose, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101952

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