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Music of the Walden String Quartet

Classics of the Phonograph: 11 am Saturday on WILL-FM

Walden Quartet musician photos superimposed on sheet music

Walden Quartet Photo Courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives

The Walden Quartet was for decades the String Quartet of the University of Illinois. The four members, Homer Schmitt, Bernard Goodman, John Garvey and Robert Swenson were all professors at the U of I. This ensemble was famous for playing contemporary music, and many of their readings were issued on recordings. Host John Frayne will play portions of those recordings.