Tokyo String Quartet

Tokyo String Quartet

October 20 - 21, 2012

“There are hundreds of fine string quartets in the world, but the Tokyo is the cream!” Bristol Evening Post

A supreme chamber ensemble performing on the renowned “Paganini Quartet” of Stradivari’s instruments, the Tokyo String Quartet has captivated audiences and critics for 42 years. This season is their final tour with the two remaining Japanese founding members.

Saturday Salon Concert, October 20, 2012
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
Kodály: Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
Ravel: Quartet in F Major
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture
Haydn: Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider”
Bartók: Quartet No. 4, Sz. 9
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
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Listen Now

CMT’s musicologist Jason Heilman has handpicked the following CDs as the best way to preview the excellent music coming live to Tulsa on the CMT 2012-2013 season.  When you purchase music using these links, ArkivMusic will donate a portion of the proceeds to Chamber Music Tulsa.  Thank you for supporting our chamber music concerts and local educational programs!     

Kodály, String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10:
          The Hungarian Album – Kodály, Dohnányi / Guarneri String Quartet
Ravel, String Quartet in F Major:
           Impressions – Debussy, Ravel / Tokyo String Quartet
Haydn, String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider”:
          Haydn: String Quartets Op.74 – Takacs Quartet
Bartók, String Quartet No. 4:
          Bartók: The String Quartets / Tokyo Quartet
Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2:
          Mendelssohn – String Quartets Vol. 3 / Henschel Quartet