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"The Fine Arts Quartet is playing its 66th season, and if you’re curious how that is physically possible, it’s simply a gentle substitution of new members throughout the decades. Remarkably, Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, the first and second violinists, respectively, came on board in the early 1980s, and since then, have recorded 80 pieces of music in a staggering discography...They began with Haydn’s “String Quartet in F Major, Op.74, No.2,” in a bright and precise performance. The Haydn was followed by the fantastic “String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No.1...After intermission, the quartet was joined by Michelle Schumann for Dvorak’s Quintet in A major, Op. 81. And the spectacular opening movement was a tempest, giving the impression of teetering above a cliff face...It was an evening of focused performances of warmly rewarding works." (Luke Quinton, Austin360.com, July 9, 2012)
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