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The Juilliard String Quartet is a classical music string quartet founded in 1946 at the Juilliard School in New York. The original members were Robert Mann and Robert Koff on violin, Raphael Hillyer on viola, and Arthur Winograd on cello; Current members (as of 1997) are Joel Smirnoff and Ronald Copes on violin, Samuel Rhodes on viola, and Joel Krosnick on cello. The quartet is currently quartet-in-residence both at the Juilliard School and the Library of Congress. It has also received numerous awards including four Grammys and membership in the National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For Segas arcade game, see Quartet. ... The Juilliard School is recognized as one of the best performing arts conservatories in the world. ... A violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... The viola (in French, alto; in German bratsche) is a stringed musical instrument played with a bow which serves as the middle voice of the violin family, between the upper lines played by the higher violin (soprano register) and the lower lines played by the deeper cello (bass) and double... A cello The violoncello, almost always abbreviated to cello (the c is pronounced /tʃ/ as the ch in church), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ... The Great Hall interior. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


The quartet plays a wide range of classical music, having recorded works by composers such as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bartók, Debussy, and Shostakovich, while also promoting more contemporary composers such as Elliott Carter and Milton Babbitt. It has also performed with other noted musicians such as Aaron Copland, Yo-Yo Ma, and Maurizio Pollini. Ludwig van Beethoven by Carl Jäger (Date unknown). ... Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of thirty Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer of Jewish parentage of the early Romantic period. ... Béla Bartók in 1927 Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... Claude Debussy Achille-Claude Debussy () (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. ... Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (help· info) (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. ... Milton Byron Babbitt (born May 10, 1916) is an American composer. ... Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. ... Album cover. ... Maurizio Pollini Maurizio Pollini (born January 5, 1942) is an Italian classical pianist. ...


The quartet began recording with Sony Classical (formerly Columbia Records and CBS Masterworks) in 1949, and the group's discography currently numbers over 100 items, including repertoire well-travelled and unfamiliar. Sony Classical is the successor to the Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels, assuming its new identity after the purchase of CBS Records by Sony Corporation. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...

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Members

First violin

A violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Founding member and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet for 52 years, American Robert Mann (1920-) is also a composer, conductor and mentor to younger generations of string musicians. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Second violin

1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Viola

  • 1946 Raphael Hillyer
  • 1969 Samuel Rhodes

The viola (in French, alto; in German bratsche) is a stringed musical instrument played with a bow which serves as the middle voice of the violin family, between the upper lines played by the higher violin (soprano register) and the lower lines played by the deeper cello (bass) and double... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...

Violoncello

Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... For over thirty-five years, cellist Joel Krosnick has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician all over the world. ...

Awards and recognitions

Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance: The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ...

  • The Juilliard String Quartet for Beethoven: The Late String Quartets (1985)
  • The Juilliard String Quartet for Schoenberg: Quartets for Strings (Complete) (1978)
  • The Juilliard String Quartet for Debussy: Quartet in G Minor/Ravel: Quartet in F (1972)
  • The Juilliard String Quartet for Bartók: The Six String Quartets (1966)

Ludwig van Beethoven by Carl Jäger (Date unknown). ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held in 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1938 For the American music critic and journalist, see Harold Charles Schonberg. ... The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Claude Debussy Achille-Claude Debussy () (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. ... Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. ... The 14th Grammy Awards were held in 1972, and were broadcast live on television in the United States. ... Béla Bartók in 1927 Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... The 8th Grammy Awards were held in 1966. ...

External links

  • Juilliard String Quartet Juilliard String Quartet official site
  • Juilliard String Quartet Sony Classical official site
  • Art of the States: Juilliard String Quartet

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