The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: Famed Tokyo String Quartet will disband after 44 years at the end of next season. | July 25, 2012

By Jacob Stockinger

This is one of those cases of: Better late than never.

The Ear has a correction to make in the form of an update.

Quite a while ago, I reported that two members of the famed Tokyo String Quartet (below) would retire at the end of the 2013 season.

At the time, the quartet, which was founded in 1969 at the Juilliard School and has long since been identified as artists-in-residence at Yale University, said it was auditioning for replacement members.

But in the meantime, the acclaimed and award-winning quartet — which plays on a matched set of Stradivarius instruments — has decided to retire and to disband entirely after the end of the 2012-2013 season.

Here is a link to my original story:

http://welltempered.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/classical-music-news-tokyo-string-quartet-is-losing-but-will-replace-two-longtime-members/

And here are links to the update:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/04/20/151063275/the-tokyo-string-quartet-bids-farewell

http://music.yale.edu/news/?tag=tokyo-string-quartet

And here is a sample of the music-making — the last movement of Beethoven’sRazumovsky” Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3 –that all fans of the Tokyo String Quartet will miss:

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