WQXR: The Shanghai Quartet Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary


Join us on Facebook Live for Midday Masterpieces, featuring the Shanghai Quartet. The chamber ensemble is marking its 35th anniversary by performing on four valuable instruments loaned to the group for the occasion by J.A. Beare: the 1714 “Kneisel, Grün” Stradivari violin, the 1729 “Stretton” Guarneri violin, a 1700 Matteo Goffriller viola, and 1690 Stradivari cello. On Wednesday, the Shanghai will play chamber music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as some traditional Chinese folk music specially arranged to suit the quartet’s western instrumentation.