1925 – A Year at a glance


  • Kutcher String Quartet – Dvorak Quartet in G, Novak Quintet in A minor with Ethel Atwood at the piano
    The Year began with rumours of the Kutcher Quartet breaking up (1).
  • A concert given by the League of Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the 24th January  marked the first appearance of the Philharmonic Trio which included Samuel Kutcher, John Barbirolli (Cello), and Ethel Bartlett (Piano). They play  Mozart Trio in in C Major, Beethoven Trio Op 1 No. 3 (2)


  • Kutcher String Quartet supporting Miss Ciceley Halford  singing works of Joseph Holbrook. (3)
  • Kutcher String Quartet. Radio broadcast. Supported by Miss Edith Bartlett, pianist and Mr. Brabazon Lowther, vocalist playing the pianoforte Quintet in B Minor by Robert Chignell plus other works. (4)
  • Kutcher String Quartet plus 2 others musicians play Frank Bridge’s Sextet for Strings in E flat major in Oxford.  (5)


  • Samuel Kutcher assisting the singer Miss Dorothy Helmrich giving a recital of songs by Bach, Scarlatti, German Lieder writers and modern composers at Wigmore Hall. (6)
  • Samuel  Kutcher on violin, John Barbirolli, Cello,  play John Ireland’s Trio in E and Violoncello Sonata, and Holbrooke’s Nocturn Trio with the composers playing the piano at Hotel York.  (7)
  • Samuel Kutcher played the violin obligato supporting  Miss Dorothy  Helmrich singing  Bach’s Aria. (8)
  • Mr. S. Kutcher  (violin), Mr. Fransella (flute), Mr. Harold Samuel (piano) with a quintet of strings directed by Dr. Harold Darke play the Brandenburg  Concerto on D. at the Wigmore Hall. (9)
  • Kutcher String Quartet play Debussy’s quartet in G minor and Mozart’s quartet in F for oboe and strings
    with Leon Goossens for the Woking Music Club. (10)


  • Kutcher String Quartet with Miss Ethel Bartlett at the piano playing Robert Chignell’s Pianoforte Quintet on Radio 2LO (11)
  • The London Piano Quartet consisting of Samuel Kutcher (violin), Harold Berly (viola), John Barbirolli (violoncello) and Miss Ethel Bartlett (piano) play for Radio (April 16th). The performance includes Mozart’s Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Hurlstone’s Quartet in E minor, and Samuel plays Vitali’s “Chaconne” (12)
  • Mr. Samuel Kutcher plays solo violin for the Bookman Literary Circle at Caxton Hall that included pieces from Beethoven and Kreisler. (13)


  • Kutcher String Quartet play at the Exhibition of Present Day British Art at the New Chenil Galleries, Chelsea. (14)
  • Kutcher String Quartet play at the All-Arts Week at Grosvenor House, Manchester. (15)
  • Kutcher String Quartet play Joseph Marx’s “Valse de Chopin” with singer Miss Eva Gauthier at the Aeolian Hall (16)
  • Children’s Concert, Samuel Kutcher Leader, Malcolm Sargent Conductor at Central Hall Westminster playing Suite for Strings  (Purcell), Suite from “The Good Humoured Ladies” (Scarlatti), Concerto in A major for Piano and Orchestra (Mozart), Minuetto and Finale from Symphony in G, No. 13 (Haydn).


  • Samuel Kutcher, Orchestra leader of the Children’s Concerts, conductor Malcolm  Sargent at Central Hall playing Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Concerto Grosso No 6 by Handel, Bach’s Concert in E, Debussy “Danse Profane”. (17)


  • Samuel Kutcher solo performance at the Spring Grove Secondary School and Polytechnic musical festival.  “Cradle Song” (Toc Aulin), Liebesfreud by Kreisler , Waltz in A by Brahms, and Czardas (Huboy). (18)


  • Kutcher String Quartet consisting of Samuel Kutcher, G Whittaker, Harold Beryl and Ambrose Gauntlett radio broadcast on 2LO (19)
  • Kutcher String Quartet and John Goss playing his music on Radio (High Power station 9.15pm) (20)


  • Kutcher String Quartet accompanying the dancer Lucy Kieselhausen at the Aeolian Hall (21)
  • Recording on Vocalion released.  Mozart Quartet in D Minor, and the minuet from the E flat quartet. Recorded  on 7 sides on four 12” records, 18 shillings complete or 4 shillings and 6 pence each. (22)
  • Children’s Concert, Samuel Kutcher Leader, Malcolm Sargent Conductor  10th and 31st of the Month
  • Kutcher String Quartet at the Bourne Music Club, Farnham playing Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy (23)


  • Samuel Kutcher  and Josef Holbrooke  play Reger’s F Sharp for violin and piano at the Albert Hall as part of the Paying subscription concerts. (24)
  • Kutcher  String Quartet at the New Chenil Galleries Chelsea playing the “Rasoumoffsky, the Debussy Quartet  and Vitali’s Chaconne. (25)
  • Children’s Concert, Samuel Kutcher Leader, Malcolm Sargent Conductor  21st playing the Overture of Barber of Seville (Rossini), two movements from the Septet for Strings and Wind Op. 20 in E Flat (Beethoven), Solemn Melody for Organ and Orchestra (Walford Davies), Slow movement from the Third Symphony (Beethoven), Lyric Pieces from Grieg, and 30th of the month.
  • Bernard’s Chamber Orchestra led by Samuel Kutcher playing the Purcell Suite, the violin concerto  by Vaughan Williams, a suite from the “El Amor Brujo” by Manuel de Falla, a van Dieren’s Sonnet VII of Spenser’s “Amoretti” and  Mozart’s G major violin concerto  at  the Aeolian Hall. (26)
  • Kutcher String Quartet: third chamber concert at the New Chenil Galleries playing Dvorak’s Quartet in E flat (Op 51), a sonanta of Mozart (Kochel 378) and the Trout quintet  of Schubert. The quartet consisted of S. Kutcher, G. Whitaker, James Lockyer and Ambrose Gauntlett. (27)


  • Kutcher String Quartet playing Purcell’s “Chacony”, Haydn’s G Minor Quartet and 5 Elizabethan airs for the Gerald Cooper Concert held at the Aeolian Hall. (28)
  • Kutcher String Quartet, Bernard van Dieren Recital  at Wigmore Hall. A three hour program. (29)
  • Kutcher String Quartet play Haydn’s Quartet Op. 67, No. 1 and d’Erlanger’s Piano Quintet at the Chenil Galleries. (30)
  • S. Kutcher soloist playing Max Bruch’s Concerto in G, Eastbourne Symphony Concert (31)
  • Kutcher String Quartet playing Van Dieren’s works. (32)

Radio Broadcasting
The BBC opened its first high power AM (Long Wave) station 5XX at Daventry on 27-July 1925 operating on a wavelength of 1600m. It was also being listened to throughout Europe.

The  program listing  is from a Spanish Newspaper ‘La Vanguardia’, Tuesday September 29th “1925. Daventry 1600 m. ….. 21.15 hrs Concerto dedicated to musical work of Bernard van Dieren, by the baritone John Goss and the Kutcher Violin Quartet”       –   1925 Sept Radio LV Cuarteto Kutcher

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