March 15, 2013

Retired classical set makes sweet music in Hoffman’s ‘Quartet’

Packing dozens of artistic egos into one elegant retirement home would seem a recipe for discontent, if not disaster. But at Beecham House in the pastoral English countryside, where professional classical musicians go to play their codas, the residents are more or less genteel and congenial — until diva Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) arrives to upset a few teacarts.

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