Internationally acclaimed American quartet together over 30 years. Winner of many awards including 8 Grammys, 3 Gramophone Magazine Awards. CDs on DG label.
Emerson String QuartetOct. 5, 2008

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

The internationally acclaimed Emerson String Quartet celebrated its 30/20 Anniversary Season in 2006-2007: 30 years as a quartet and 20 years as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon ensemble. Now in its 28th sold out season at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the quartet’s awards and achievements are impressive: among others, 8 Grammy Awards including 2 for Best Classical Album, Best Chamber Music Performance (twice), 3 Gramophone Magazine Awards, performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven, Bartók, and Shostakovich quartets in major concert halls throughout the world, a Deutsche Grammophon and iTunes three-disc retrospective, Ensemble of the Year, and the 18th recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize - a first for a chamber music ensemble. Quartet-in-residence at Stony Brook University since 2002, the ensemble coaches chamber music, gives master classes and provides instrumental instruction. The violinists alternate in the first chair position, and the quartet performs while standing.

14th LMMC engagement in this formation.

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Programme:

HAYDN              String Quartet in C major, Opus 74 No. 1
                                  Allegro moderato
                                  Andantino grazioso
                                  Menuetto: Allegretto
                                  Finale: Vivace

PROKOFIEV     String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Opus 50

                                  Allegro
                                  Andante molto: Vivace
                                  Andante

WEBERN           Six Bagatelles, opus 9
                                  I    Mäßig
                                  II   Leicht bewegt
                                  III  Ziemlich fließend
                                  IV  Sehr langsam
                                  V   Äußerst langsam
                                  VI  Fließend

DVOŘÁK           String Quartet in A flat major, Opus 105
                                  Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro appassionato
                                  Molto vivace
                                  Lento e molto cantabile
                                  Allegro non tanto