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BERLIN PHILHARMONIC QUARTET

It's become common practice among leading orchestras for the concertmaster to form a quartet with the first chairs of each string section. If the partnership proves successful--in terms of taste, temperament, and other creative niceties--then the foursome considers touring. This has happened to the Berlin Philharmonic Quartet, whose members--Daniel Stabrawa and Christian Stadelmann (violins), Neithard Resa (viola), and Jan Diesselhorst (cello)--belong to the most prestigious (and idiosyncratic) orchestra in Europe. Three seasons ago these Berliners made their first North American pilgrimage; their Chicago debut last year drew enthusiastic responses to their laid-back, mellifluous sound and interpretive acumen. Now they're back bearing a heavyweight program that features Beethoven's Quartet no. 11 and Shostakovich's equally introspective Quartet no. 3. Also included is Hindemith's Quartet no. 4, a clever tribute to baroque style. Friday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th; 702-8068. TED SHEN

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