Chamber Music In The Greene Space: The Tokyo String Quartet

Originally published on October 29, 2015 11:04 am

Japan's vibrant classical music heritage spawned one of the great string quartets of the last 30 years. Watch the Tokyo String Quartet play Beethoven, Bartok and Haydn in New York City's Greene Space.

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  • Haydn: String Quartet in F, Op. 77, No. 2
  • Bartok: String Quartet No. 4 - Allegretto pizzicato
  • Beethoven: Grosse Fuge (with end of Cavatina, Op. 130)
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