The LMMC is pleased to pay homage to the Tokyo String Quartet in a farewell concert. The concert is a celebration of the quartet\'s long history of performing for the LMMC concert series, before they retire as a quartet.
N.B.: The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 26, 2013

Martin Beaver - violin           Kazuhide Isomura - viola
Kikuei Ikeda - violin           Clive Greensmith - cello

Now that the Tokyo String Quartet is disbanding, the LMMC is proud to present it for the 11th and final time in a special farewell concert. Formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. Soon after its formation, it won first prize at several major competitions, and with an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon it was established as one of the world’s leading quartets. Performing on the ‘Paganini Quartet’, four matched Strads on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, the Quartet is regarded as one of the supreme chamber music ensembles of the world and has given over 100 concerts a year worldwide. Its more than 40 landmark CDs include the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert and Bartók, which have won a Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year, the Diapason d’Or for the most outstanding classical recording (2010) and 7 Grammy nominations. Deeply committed to coaching young string quartets, it has served as Quartet-in-residence at prestigious festivals, at the Yale School of Music since 1976 and at New York’s 92nd Street Y.


BEETHOVEN        String Quartet in F minor, Opus 95 ‘Serioso’
                                      Allegro con brio
                                      Allegretto ma non troppo - attacca
                                      Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
                                      Larghetto espressivo – Allegretto agitato

BARTÓK                String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102
                                      Adagio molto

RAVEL                    String Quartet in F major
                                       Allegro moderato: Très doux
                                       Assez vif: Très rythmé
                                       Très lent
                                       Vif et agité