Music: Big Four

The high, delicate, exacting art of chamber music has no finer practitioners today than the Budapest String Quartet. Last week, deep in one of their busiest seasons, the Quartet was in Manhattan, giving the kind of performances that excite the perfectionist audience of the New Friends of Music. Within a few weeks they would be on the road again, following a schedule that calls for more than 90 concerts this year, 24 of them in the Library of Congress, four for the New Friends, twelve at a summer engagement at California's Mills College, and...

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