Acclaimed American quartet, in residence at Stony Brook University and the Smithsonian Institution. Winner of 9 Grammies for complete Beethoven, Bartók, Shostakovich cycles among others.
Emerson String QuartetSept. 30, 2012

Eugene Drucker - violin             Lawrence Dutton - viola
Philip Setzer - violin             David Finckel - cello

The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy Awards, (including two Best Classical Albums, an unprecedented honour for a string quartet), the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets. Since 2011 the Quartet has been recording exclusively for Sony Classical. Dedicated to the performance of classical repertory, it has also shown a strong commitment to the commissioning and performance of 20th and 21st century music. Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University where the quartet members teach, coach chamber music and give master classes, they also maintain an educational affiliation with Carnegie Hall. The violinists alternate in the first chair and the ensemble performs while standing.

15th LMMC engagement.

www.emersonquartet.com

PROGRAMME:

MOZART            String quartet in D major, K. 499
                                " Hoffmeister " (1786)

                                         Allegretto
                                         Menuetto:  Allegretto
                                         Adagio
                                         Allegro

ADÈS                   The Four Quarters (2010)
                                         Nightfalls
                                         Serenade: Morning Dew
                                         Days
                                         The Twenty-fifth Hour

BEETHOVEN     String quartet in F major, Opus 59 No. 1
                                " Rasumovsky " (1806)

                                        Allegro
                                        Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
                                        Adagio molto e mesto - attacca:
                                        Thème russe: Allegro