The Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40 Years of Music Making

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Emerson String Quartet.

Throughout its 40 year career, the Emerson Quartet has released more than 30 acclaimed recordings; won nine Grammy Awards and three Gramophone Awards, among many others accolades; and collaborated with many of the greatest artists of our time.

The Emerson Quartet joined us to not only celebrate its 40th anniversary, but also the release of a new recording, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell, its first on Universal Music Classics' new US classical record label, Decca Gold.

Watch the video archive of this special event:

Program playlist:

Purcell: Chacony (edited by Benjamin Britten)
Mozart: Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465: I. Adagio-Allegro
Turnage: Shroud, fifth movement
Beethoven: Quartet No.13, Op.130: IV. Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 4 in D major, op. 83: I. Allegretto
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major, fourth movement, Vif et agité

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