The Emerson String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven's music stands at the center of western culture, and his 16 string quartets make up the heart of that music. Over the next three weeks on Saint Paul Sunday, Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet as they guide us through Beethoven's astonishing string-quartet cycle.
Beethoven's late string quartets are among the most profound works in Western music, encompassing human life in all its conflict and joy. Join host Bill McGlaughlin and the Emerson String Quartet on Saint Paul Sunday for the third leg of our Beethoven journey - and discover just what makes these pieces so timeless.
This three-part series is accompanied by an extended Web feature, The Emerson Expedition, which explores the drama of Beethoven's musical development - his early, middle, and late years - and how his life reflected the changes taking place in 19th- century society. Bill McGlaughlin is your guide - and be sure to switch on the audio for some wonderful Beethoven as you browse.
About the Emerson String Quartet
Web site: http://www.emersonquartet.com/