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At 95, violist Hillyer is still sharp in mind and music

Raphael Hillyer, above and below (second from left), with the Juilliard Quartet in the 1940s with (from left) Robert Mann, Arthur Winograd, and Robert Koff. Raphael Hillyer, above and below (second from left), with the Juilliard Quartet in the 1940s with (from left) Robert Mann, Arthur Winograd, and Robert Koff. (eileen darby for the new york times (below))
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / April 10, 2009

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In 1946, Raphael Hillyer thought he had the best job in the world. He had joined Serge Koussevitzky's Boston Symphony Orchestra four years earlier as a second violinist, and was preparing for a career as an orchestral musician. (Full article: 910 words)

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