Walden String Quartet (Urbana, Ill.)

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Founded in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio with violinists Homer C. Schmitt (1911-80) and Bernard M. Goodman (b 1914), cellist Robert H. Swenson (b 1910) and the viola player LeRoy Collins, who was replaced by five more players in the first 14 years of the group's existence before John C. Garvey (b 1921-2006) became the viola player in 1948.�??�?  All of the original members played in the Cleveland Orchestra. The quartet was based initially in Cleveland, then moved to Cornell University (1946-7), and eventually established its residency at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning in 1947.

From the guide to the Walden String Quartet Administrative Records, 1945-1975, (The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music)

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creatorOf Yaddo (Artist's colony). Music Group. Yaddo Festival concerts of Saturday, Sept. 10, 1938 [sound recording] / Yaddo Music Group. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yaddo (Artist's colony). Music Group. Yaddo Festival concerts of Sunday, Sept. 11, 1938 [sound recording] / Yaddo Music Group. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kuypers, John Marinus, 1900-. Papers, 1947-1984. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Ross Lee Finney collection : sound and video recordings, 1938-1986 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Henry Cowell collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1940-1953 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Harvard University. Dept. of Music. Records of the Symposium on Music Criticism, held May 1-3, 1947 at Harvard, 1946-1948 (inclusive)] Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Vincent Persichetti collection of noncommercial recordings, 1940-1987 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Walden String Quartet Administrative Records, 1945-1975 The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
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associatedWith Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 person
associatedWith Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Harvard University. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Kuypers, John Marinus, 1900- person
associatedWith Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987 person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony). Music Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony). Music Group. corporateBody
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