Ever heard of the Swastika Quartet?main
While researching his father’s early years, conductor Leonard Slatkin has reached the point where he was admitted to the Curtis Institute at age 15, the youngest at that time.
Looking at the school’s musical activities, Leonard came across programmes of the house quartet.
The group took its name from the home of Curtis founder Mary Louise Curtis Bok in Merion, Pennsylvania, called “Swastika”.
In 1933 it became the Curtis String Quartet.