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The Shanghai Quartet, from Cinema to Studio

In addition to the requisite Manhattan backdrop, neurosis and affairs, the new Woody Allen movie Melinda and Melinda also features the music of a string quartet. In a 20-second scene in which they play themselves, the celebrated Shanghai Quartet performs the Pizzicato Movement of Bartok's Fourth Quartet. They join NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A to play a complete rendition, along with the third movement of Dvorak's "American" Quartet.

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Fred Child
Fred Child is a commentator for NPR and the host of American Public Media's Performance Today.