Hempfstangle Quartette

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Classical ensemble mentioned in the short story "The Diamond Mine" by Willa Cather, first published in McClure's magazine in October 1916. Their cellist is described as "aged and ossified."

It took us several days to run Bouchalka down, but when we did find him Cressida promptly busied herself in his behalf. She sang his Sarka with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra at a Sunday night concert, she got him a position with the Symphony Orchestra, and persuaded the conservative Hempfstangle Quartette to play one of his chamber compositions from manuscript. She aroused the interest of a publisher in his work, and introduced him to people who were helpful to him.

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