Tokyo String Quartet
The Tokyo String Quartet was formed in 1969 by four Japanese string players who were studying at the Juilliard School in New York. This ensemble quickly became famous, and in the early 1990s they recorded the Beethoven String Quartets for RCA. Over time musicians joined the group who were not Japanese. For the Harmonia Mundi label, they made a new recording of the Beethoven Quartets in 2014. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, you will hear performances from both recordings.