Music: Quartet in Residence

In linked sweetness long drawn out, the last bright notes of a Haydn string quartet drifted out of the hall. The first violinist stood up, walked to the center of the University of California's Wheeler Hall stage, and paused for quiet to make an announcement. "Last night," he said, "one of the greatest artists of quartet music, Robert Maas, died.* We owe him a tremendous debt . . . our next number will be in his memory." Then the four fiddlers of the Griller String Quartet played "Consummatum Est" from Haydn's Seven Words of Christ on the Cross; they played it...

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