Concord String Quartet

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The Concord String Quartet was an American string quartet established in 1971. The members of the quartet were Mark Sokol and Andrew Jennings, violins; John Kochánowski, viola; Norman Fischer, cello. They gave their last regular concert on May 15, 1987. An anniversary concert was given in December 1996 at the Naumburg Foundation.[1]

Selected recording[edit]

  • American String Quartets 1950-1970
Stefan Wolpe: String Quartet, C. 170
Earle Brown: String Quartet
John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts
Leon Kirchner: String Quartet No. 3 for strings & tape
Christian Wolff: Summer for string quartet
George Crumb: Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet
Lejaren Hiller: String quartet No.5 (In Quarter-Tones)
Jacob Druckman: String Quartet No. 2
Morton Feldman: Structures, for string quartet
Label and catalog number: VOXBOX CDX 5143 (ADD; two discs: 74:11, 74:33; issued 1995).
Recording date: 1972.
Release date: 1973, 1995.
Critical reaction: Selected by Fanfare Magazine as a "Hall of Fame" recording.[2]

This album was originally issued by Vox in 1972 as a 3-LP boxed set entitled "The Avant Garde String Quartet".


  1. ^ Concord String Quartet homepage
  2. ^ Fanfare Magazine 19:5 (May/June 1996). Subscription required. Accessed 23 August 2009.