Music: Londoners Reunited

In the small, rarefied world of chamber music, a big resurrection took place last week. The London String Quartet, rated one of the world's finest from its founding in 1908 to its disbanding in 1934, reassembled to give four concerts in Los Angeles.

The most devoted patroness of chamber music, rich Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, engineered the reunion, simply because it was her fancy to hear the Londoners play once more. But when the four musicians hunched over their stands in the Los Angeles public library last week, Mrs. Coolidge was not present. She...

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