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WGBH Music: Tokyo String Quartet - Haydn, Quartet No. 66 in G, Op. 77, No. 1, 4th Movement
Seeded by Eliot on 4 Jul 2013
Author: WGBH Music
The Tokyo String Quartet visits WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio for its final Boston performance, presented by Celebrity Series of Boston. After 43 years, the Tokyo Quartet, one of the great chamber ensembles of our time leaves the concert stage at the end of the 2012-2013 concert season. Officially formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the Tokyo Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were profoundly influenced by Professor Hideo Saito. The quartet, including violinists Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda, violist Kazuhide Isomura, and cellist Clive Greensmith, performs on the "Paganini Quartet." This group of renowned Stradivarius instruments named for legendary virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, who acquired and played them during the 19th century. The instruments have been on loan to the quartet from the Nippon Music Foundation since 1995, when they were purchased from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Subscribe t