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Emerson String Quartet


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The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy® Awards (including two for Best Classical Album, an unprecedented honor for a chamber music group), three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to London and Vienna. The Quartet has collaborated in concerts and on recordings with some of the greatest artists of our time. After 35 years of extensive touring and recording, the Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976.

In March 2011, Sony Classical announced an exclusive agreement with the Emerson String Quartet. The Quartet’s debut album for the label, Mozart’s Prussian Quartets K. 575, K. 589 and K. 590, will be released in October 2011 to coincide with a series of concerts at Wigmore Hall in London and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. This summer they return to esteemed music festivals across the United States, including Ravinia, Caramoor, Interlochen, Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals as well as Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon.

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  • wkn

    Beethoven Late String Quartets are phenomenal.

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • affasf

    Bartók - 6 String Quartets, Y U SO GOOD? ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • TheDragon6

    absolutely stunning, the Prussian Quartets CD was well worth the money

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • oblivion0

    Excited to check these guys out tonight at the Kravis Center in WPB. This will be my first attendance of a classical/chamber music event. Stoked!

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • RockOnDudes

    Looking forward to see them perform at Staller

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • CycoWalter

    The Bartók recordings are amazing and their renderings of Bach's Fugues are the most beutiful I ever heard.

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mondomg

    "The Bartók recordings are all I have heard but they are great!" +1, very inspiring.

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • conschience

    so exacting and lovely. their renderings of shostakovich string quartets are quite remarkable.

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rebel_121

    yeah, true great!..

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • schadenfreude87

    The Bartók recordings are all I have heard but they are great!

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • doctorKozi

    I listen to a lot of music played by these awesome musicians, but i tag the artists as Debussy, Ravel etc., so i don't have a single listening of them in my library! é_è

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
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    6 Nov 2008 Reply