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Attacca Quartet merits a more serious review

Mary Kunz Goldman’s article about the Attacca Quartet belonged in her Buzz column. It was far short of the journalistic standard expected of a serious music critic. A reader would have been hard-pressed to remember that the quartet appeared to inaugurate the 90th season of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. The contribution to Buffalo’s cultural history by this second-oldest society in the United States would have been a more appropriate topic than hearing that the quartet dances the chicken.

The fact that the Rogerson Quartet was commissioned by the society to mark this anniversary and that it was receiving its world premier was known only to those who attended the concert that evening or heard it on WNED. They appropriately marked the occasion with a rare live broadcast.

Alan Lockwood, M.D.


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