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Letter to Chamber Arts Society Members

Dear members and friends of the Chamber Arts Society of Durham – As you know, our entire Fall season of concerts – the first half of our 75th anniversary year – has had to be cancelled because of the continuing danger of COVID-19. No decision has yet been taken for the Spring concerts. Only a […]

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Beethoven’s String Quartets

By R. Larry Todd Composed between 1798 and 1826, a span of not quite three decades, Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets have continued to exude their magic over the rich traditions of Western chamber music for now approaching two centuries. When Beethoven arrived in Vienna from Bonn in 1792, to receive, according to his patron Count […]

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