Watch an archived video from The Greene Space at WQXR, featuring the Emerson String Quartet in its final New York performance in its current lineup.
As previously announced, David Finckel, the quartet's cellist since 1979, is leaving the respected ensemble at the end of the 2012-13 season. Paul Watkins, an English cellist who has an active career as a conductor, will succeed him.
In this sold-out event, the Emerson musicians discuss their legacy and plans for the future. The quartet performs music of Schubert, Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky, including an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s beloved Souvenir de Florence featuring guest artists Paul Neubauer on viola and Colin Carr on cello. WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon hosts.
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Excerpt: The Emerson Quartet perform Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence