Music: Composer for Professional!

"It's not an easy quartet to listen to,"

said the festival director. "But the Ojai audience has suffered a great deal in the past. They're used to it."

Difficult though it may be, the quartet that the long-suffering Ojai (Calif.) Festival audience heard last week has proved to be one of the most successful of modernist chamber works. At last week's UNESCO-sponsored International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, it was voted the outstanding musical work of the season. Winner of Pulitzer Prize and of the 1961 New York Music Critics Circle award, it has been recorded (by RCA Victor) and in the...

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