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Stradivari Christmas

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J. Adams, String Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet
(Nonesuch, 2011)
Charles T. Downey, St. Lawrence String Quartet celebrates ‘A Stradivari Christmas’ at Library of Congress (Washington Post, December 20, 2014)
In the near-perfect acoustics of the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium on Thursday night, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

On or around Dec. 18 every year since 1936, the library celebrates what might be called “A Stradivari Christmas,” marking the anniversary of the death of Antonio Stradivari, the celebrated Italian instrument maker. A lucky string quartet is picked to play his exquisite instruments, chosen from the library’s collection, an honor that fell this year to the St. Lawrence String Quartet... [Continue reading]
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Stradivari Anniversary Concert
Library of Congress

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