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Tokyo String Quartet

Band, 1969-2013
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The Tokyo String Quartet (東京クヮルテット) was an international string quartet that operated from 1969 to 2013.The group formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music. The founding members attended the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, where they studied with Professor Hideo Saito. Soon after its formation the Quartet won First Prizes at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. This resulted in a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.The members of the quartet served on the faculty of the Yale School of Music from 1976.

     
Members
PortraitMartin Beaver
vn *1967 CA
PortraitMikhail Kopelman
vn *1947 UA
PortraitRaphael Hillyer
vl 1914-2010 US
PortraitSadao Harada
vc JP
Yoshiko Nakura
vn
PortraitKazuhide Isomura
vl *1945 JP
PortraitClive Greensmith
vc
PortraitPeter Oundjian
vn *1955 CA
PortraitKikuei Ikeda
vn JP
PortraitKoichiro Harada
vn JP
Popular Tracks   
Quartet VII No.1 In F major, Op.59: I. Allegro on Beethoven: "Razumovsky" Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130: V. Cavatina. Adagio molto espressivo on Beethoven: Complete String Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo on Beethoven: Complete String Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden": II. Andante con moto on Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 14 by Franz Schubert & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135: II. Vivace on Beethoven: Complete String Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
Quartet VIII No.2 In E minor, Op.59: III. Allegretto on Beethoven: "Razumovsky" Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No.1 in E Minor ("From My Life"): String Quartet No.1 in E Minor ("From My Life"): IV. Finale: Vivace on Dvořák: Quartet No.12 - Smetana: Quartet No.1 by Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: I. Allegro con brio on Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18, No. 1-6 by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18: II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato on Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18, No. 1-6 by Ludwig van Beethoven & Tokyo String Quartet
String Quintet in C major, D.956: String Quintet in C major, D.956: II. Adagio on Schubert: String Quintet D.956, Quartettsatz D.703 by Franz Schubert, Tokyo String Quartet & David Watkin

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Tokyo String Quartet Plays Haydn & MozartJoseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tokyo String Quartet2015Compil.
‘Trout’ Quintet / Sonata Arpeggione / QuartettsatzFranz Schubert, Borodin String Quartet, Sviatoslav Richter / Daniil Shafran / Tokyo String Quartet2015Compil.
Complete String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Tokyo String Quartet2014Album
Dvořák / Smetana: QuartetsAntonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Tokyo String Quartet2012Album
Quintets Op.34 & Op.115Johannes Brahms, Tokyo String Quartet, Jon Nakamatsu, Jon Manasse2012Album
String Quintet D.703 / Quartettsatz, D.703Franz Schubert, Tokyo String Quartet, David Watkin2011Album
The 'Late' String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Tokyo String Quartet2010Album
String Quartets, Opp. 74 & 95Ludwig van Beethoven, Tokyo String Quartet2009Album
Kaiserquartett U. A.Joseph Haydn ; Tokyo String Quartet2007Album
Instrumental MusicJoan Tower - Tokyo String Quartet, Richard Woodhams, Paul Neubauer, Chee-Yun, Ursula Oppens, Melvin Chen, André Emelianoff2005Album
"Razumovsky" Quartets VII, VIII & IX (Op. 59, Nos. 1-3)Ludwig van Beethoven, Tokyo String Quartet2005Album
Quinteto Y Trío Para ClarineteJohannes Brahms / Joan Enric Lluna, Tokyo String Quartet, Lluís Claret, Josep Colom2004Album
Masterpieces For FluteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Julius Baker, Paula Robison, Zagrebački Solisti2004Album
Brahms: Complete String Quartets—Schubert: “Death and the Maiden,” QuartettsartzTokyo String Quartet2001Album
I Will Breathe A Mountain - Songs of Barber, Bernstein & BolcomMarilyn Horne, Martin Katz, Tokyo String Quartet1998Album
Brahms - Weber Clarinet QuintetsJohannes Brahms, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Stoltzman, Tokyo String Quartet1995Album
ImpressionsTokyo String Quartet - Claude Debussy / Maurice Ravel, Richard Stoltzman, Heidi Lehwalder, James Galway1995Album
Great String QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Antonín Dvořák, Artis Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet1994Compil.
6 String Quartets / Op. 76Joseph Haydn - Tokyo String Quartet1994Album
The Middle String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Tokyo String Quartet1993Album
Beethoven - Quartetti Op. 132, 135Tokyo String Quartet1993Album
Piano Concerto • Piano QuintetAlicia De Larrocha, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Tokyo String Quartet, Robert Schumann1993Album
The Complete String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Tokyo String Quartet1993Compil.
The Early String Quartets: Op. 18 Nos. 1-6 • Quintet Op. 29 • Quartet Op. 14 No. 1Ludwig van Beethoven - Tokyo String Quartet, Pinchas Zukerman1993Album
A Way A LoneTokyo String Quartet, Toru Takemitsu, Samuel Barber1993Album
Flute QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, James Galway, Tokyo String Quartet1993Album
The Late String QuartetsLudwig Van Beethoven - BMG1992Album
Guitar QuintetsLuigi Boccherini / Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Kazuhito Yamashita, Tokyo String Quartet1991Album
The Essential ClarinetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Stoltzman, Tokyo String Quartet, English Chamber Orchestra1991Compil.
Clarinet Concerto; Clarinet QuintetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Stoltzman, Tokyo String Quartet, English Chamber Orchestra1991Album
Clarinet Concerto; Clarinet QuintetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Stoltzman, Tokyo String Quartet, English Chamber Orchestra1991Album
String Quartets: No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 / No. 3 In B-flat Major, Op. 67Johannes Brahms / Tokyo String Quartet1991Album
Four Quartets For Flute And Strings (Complete)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Paula Robison • Tokyo String Quartet1990Album
Schubert String QuartetsFranz Schubert, Tokyo String Quartet1990Album
Piano Quintet, Op. 81; String Quartet, Op. 96 "American"Antonín Dvořák, Hiroko Nakamura, Tokyo String Quartet1989Album
Quartet No.15 In GTokyo String Quartet, Franz Schubert1989Album
Quartet No. 9 In G Minor / Quartet No. 13 In A MinorTokyo String Quartet1988Album
Piano Quintet In F Minor / Ballade, Op. 10, No. 4 / 3 Fantasies From Op. 116Johannes Brahms - Barry Douglas, Tokyo String Quartet1987Album
String Quartets: No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1 / No. 3 In B-flat Major, Op. 67Johannes Brahms / Tokyo String Quartet1986Album
Introduction And Allegro / Danses Sacrée Et Profane - Suite BergamasqueNancy Allen - Maurice Ravel, Tokyo String Quartet / Claude Debussy, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra1983Album
Death And The Maiden / QuartettsatzFranz Schubert, Tokyo String Quartet1983Album
Schubert String QuartetsTokyo String Quartet1983Album
Streichquartette - String Quartets - OP.20 Nos. 4&5Joseph Haydn I Tokyo String Quartet1982Album
Die 6 Streichquartette (The String Quartets, Les Quatuors À Cordes)Béla Bartók - Tokyo String Quartet1981Album
Debussy & Ravel QuartetsTokyo String Quartet - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel1979Album
Bela Bartok Streichquartette String Quartets Nr. 2 Op. 17 (1917) Nr. 6 (1939)Tokyo String Quartet1977Album
Octet / Variations And Scherzo For String QuartetFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - The Cleveland Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet1977Album
Preussische Quartette - op. 50,1-6Joseph Haydn, Tokyo String Quartet1976Album
Preussische Quartette (Prussian Quartets) Op. 50 Nr. 1 & 2Joseph Haydn - Tokyo String Quartet1974Album
Streichquartette • String Quartets - C-dur (In C Major) KV 465 „Dissonanzen" ("Dissonant") ‧ B-dur (In B Flat Major) KV 589Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Tokyo String Quartet1974Album
Streichquartett G-dur Op. 76 Nr.1 / Streichquartett a-moll Op. 51 Nr. 2Tokyo String Quartet - Joseph Haydn / Johannes Brahms1971Album
Brahms String Quartets 1 & 3Tokyo String QuartetAlbum
Master ArtTokyo String QuartetAlbum
Brahms, Clarinet Quintet & String Quartet No. 2Brandis Quartet, Tokyo String QuartetAlbum
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