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Those Radical Juilliards

Juilliard String Quartet, photo by Steven J. Sherman

Juilliard String Quartet, photo by Steven J. Sherman

Concert from the Ravinia Festival, Monday at 8:00 PM

Long before they were known as one of the top quartets, there was something different, something edgy about the Juilliard String Quartet. It’s hard to think back to what that might have been like; their style defined a generation of string quartet playing, and shaped the genre as we know it today.

Here’s a little time capsule from William Schuman, who’s better known today as a composer. In 1946 he was President of the Juilliard School, and founder of the Quartet.

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