This will be a quick post, as I’m in the midst of significant transition. This past week, on a flight, I had the opportunity to read Arnold Steinhardt’s Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony. Steinhardt spent over three decades as first violin for the Guarneri String Quartet.
I saw the book at a used bookstore, recalled that it came well-recommended, and so I snapped it up. Dissidens’s review is spot-on; the book is an easy read and worthwhile initiation into the work of a string quartet.