Cinema: Music for High-Strung Instruments

THE BASILEUS QUARTET Directed and Written by Fabio Carpi

Harmony is the wan hope of age, the last dream to which it may reasonably aspire. Virtuosity is callow youth's callous expectation, the ambition toward which its bursting energy and blustering strength heedlessly compel it. That is why, dearly as they may love their offspring, parents of prodigies are so happy to see them off to college and career. May they achieve their hearts' desires — but please, God, on their own time.

This being so, imagine the consternation of a distinguished chamber ensemble, rich in...

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