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The Early String Quartets, op. 18

Music group
Guarneri Quartet (1964 – 2009)

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1937 (age 86) Los Angeles, California

Alma mater
Curtis Institute of Music

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Arnold Steinhardt (born 1937 in Los Angeles, California), is an American violinist, best known as the first violinist of the Guarneri String Quartet.


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Steinhardt made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 14. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Ivan Galamian and later in Switzerland with Joseph Szigeti and Toscha Seidel. In 1958 he won the Leventritt International Violin competition. After winning Leventritt, he was invited by George Szell to take second chair in the Cleveland Orchestra's first violin section (next to concertmaster Josef Gingold). He was later appointed to the faculty of the Curtis Institute, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and University of Maryland. In 2009 he was appointed to the faculty of the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He has also performed extensively as a soloist.

He lives in New York City, and is the author of two books; Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony, an account of his life in the Guarneri String Quartet, and Violin Dreams, an autobiography about his life and experiences as a violinist.

Arnold Steinhardt received an honorary degree from Binghamton University.

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  • Steinhardt, Arnold, Violin Dreams, Houghton Mifflin, 2006, ISBN 978-0-618-36892-1
  • Steinhardt, Arnold, Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999, ISBN 0-374-23670-4

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    IV Finale: Allegro giusto
    II Andante - quasi variazioni
    III Introduzione: Allegro; Allegro vivace
    Beethoven: String Quartet No14 in C sharp minor - Op131 - 5 Presto
    Beethoven: String Quartet No5 in A - Op18 No5 - 2 Menuetto
    III Lento
    III Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto; Allegro di molto
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    Adagio; Allegro
    Introduction: Maestoso ed adagio
    IV Allegro assai
    Allegro ma non tanto
    IV Allegro vivace
    II Romanze: Andante
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    Adagio molto e mesto
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    I Introduzione Allegro ma non troppo
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    IV Vivace
    I Allegro non tanto
    Seconda parte: Allegro
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    Beethoven: String Quartet No11 in F minor - Op95 - "Serioso" - 2 Allegretto ma non troppo
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    IV Finale: Andante sostenuto; Allegro con fuoco
    Andante religioso con variazioni
    Allegro molto vivace
    IV Allegro moderato


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