On Saturday, April 12, the Endellion String Quartet will present the second of its bookend concerts at MIT, capping a week-long residency. Andrew Watkinson (first violin), Ralph de Souza (second violin), Garfield Jackson (viola) and David Waterman (cello) will perform Beethoven's Op. 18, No. 6 in B-flat; Bartok's Quartet No. 4 and Schubert's Quartet in A Minor at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium.
In Britain, the Endellion Quartet has appeared at nearly all the major series and festivals and is regularly broadcast on BBC radio and television. In 1987, the Endellions recorded the complete string Chamber Music of Britten on the EMI label. The results were selected as Chamber Music Recording of the Year by both the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and were the most highly recommended version of Britten's three string quartets in Radio 3's Record Review. The Endellions have also released recordings of Mozart, Bartok, Dvorak, Smetana, Walton, Bridge and Barber.
One student commenting on the Endellion's April 1995 residency at MIT said, "I think that the Endellion residency has been by far one of the best music residencies during my five years at MIT. They are a quartet whose purpose is music-making, as evidenced by their sensitive and gorgeous performances of the works."
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A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 9, 1997.