The Festival Quartet [Primrose, William. (1904–1982)] [Goldberg, Szymon. (1909–1993)]
Concert Program and Photograph
Bifold concert program from a performance by the Festival Quartet, a piano quartet featuring violinist Szymon Goldberg, violist William Primrose, cellist Nikolai Graudan, and pianist Victor Babinat. The performance, which took place at an unidentified venue in the Seattle area as part of the 1956–57 season of the Community Concert Association series, included pieces by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms. 4 pp. In fine condition. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (15.9 x 24.1 cm.). Together with a photograph of the quartet conversing around the piano. In fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).
According to the biography on the back of the program, the Festival Quartet "re-unites four celebrated instrumental artists who are colleagues at the famed Aspen festival...[The formation of this group] constitutes the first contemporary all-star quartet to dedicate itself to performing the rich but rarely performed piano quartet literature...Not since the Bauer Quartet of three decades ago have such resplendent collaborators devoted themselves to this music with such rewarding results for the concert public. What started out as informal evenings of music-making in Aspen...snowballed into a sold-out tour of eight weeks."