Celebrated quartet together for 30+ years, holds 9 Grammy and 3 Gramophone Awards. Recordings include complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich quartets.
Emerson String QuartetDec. 5, 2010
Eugene Drucker - violin        Lawrence Dutton - viola
Philip Setzer - violin         David Finckel - cello

The Emerson Quartet is celebrated for an unparalleled list of achievements over 3 decades: 30 acclaimed recordings with Deutsche Grammophon since 1987, 9 Grammy Awards (including 2 Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honour for a chamber music group), 3 Gramophone Awards and the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. The Quartet performs worldwide and is renowned for its performances and recordings of the complete cycles of the Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets. As well as the classical repertoire, the Quartet demonstrates a strong commitment to commissioning and performing 20th and 21st century music. It continues its residency at the Smithsonian Institution, marking its 30th sold-out season and at Stony Brook University, where it has served as Quartet-in-Residence since 2002. It coaches chamber music, gives master classes and provides instrumental instruction. The violinists alternate in the first chair position, and the ensemble performs while standing.

15th LMMC engagement.

PROGRAMME:

MOZART      String Quartet in C major, K. 465, ‘Dissonant’ (1785)
                             Adagio - Allegro
                             Andante cantabile
                             Menuetto: Allegro
                             Allegro molto
   
BERG             String Quartet, Opus 3 (1910)
                             Langsam
                             Mäßiger Viertel

DEBUSSY      String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10 (1893)
                             Animé et très décidé
                             Assez vif et bien rythmé
                             Andantino, doucement expressif
                             Très modéré  - Très mouvementé et avec passion

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