|Emerson String Quartet||Sept. 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.
MOZART String quartet in D major, K. 499
" Hoffmeister " (1786)
ADÈS The Four Quarters (2010)
Serenade: Morning Dew
The Twenty-fifth Hour
BEETHOVEN String quartet in F major, Opus 59 No. 1
" Rasumovsky " (1806)
Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
Adagio molto e mesto - attacca:
Thème russe: Allegro