David Soyer, the cellist and founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet passed away at the age of 87 in his home in New York City. Mr. Soyer retired from the GSQ in 2001. More information available here. A video of the Guarneri playing Beethoven:

Daniel Gilliam is the weekday afternoon host (1-3pm) on 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, and director of radio for Louisville Public Media.