Music: Argument for Strings

In Canon City, Colo. (pop. 6,345) last week, 100 listeners aged four to twelve sat cross-legged on the floor around the LaSalle String Quartet. The first violinist began an explanation of the music to come: "We are like four people having a conversation, but we use our instruments instead of our voices. We start out rather quietly, but then a great argument develops. After a while we calm down again, and then each waits his turn to speak. We all have our say, and finally we are all agreed." Then the quartet put the various parts together and played the whole...

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