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Arts & Entertainment - March 27, 2009

Sprightly strings at Stanford

John Adams' energetic new string quartet makes its West Coast premiere

by Rebecca Wallace

The composer John Adams seems reluctant to talk about the inner workings of his "String Quartet" (2008). He says that it's a work of many textures, notes that the opening is "like a tapestry, almost," then trails off.

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