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The Emerson String Quartet

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The Emerson String Quartet: Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello; Lawrence Dutton, viola, Eugene Drucker, violin.

The Emerson Quartet discuss current interest in Shostakovich

The Emerson Quartet talk about performing Shostakovich

The Emerson String Quartet is one of the premier chamber ensembles of our time. The Quartet's credits include an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording contract, four Grammy awards including "Best Classical Album," Gramophone magazine's Record of the Year award, and a schedule of more than 100 concerts each season.

During the 1999-2000 season, the Quartet will perform in many of the world's music capitals, including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Hamburg, Paris, Zurich, and Rome. In the spring of 2000, the group will perform the complete cycle of Shostakovich Quartets in two five-concert series to be presented at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and at the Barbican Center in London. A disc of Shostakovich quartets recorded live in Aspen's Harris Hall was released by Deutsche Grammophon in January of 2000. The Quartet has performed many benefit concerts for causes ranging from nuclear disarmament to the fight against AIDS, world hunger and children's diseases. The Emerson String Quartet took its name from the great American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson in the U.S. bicentennial year. The Quartet has been the topic of two award-winning films, is featured on a Teldec laser disc, and holds residencies at the Hartt School of Music and the Smithsonian Institution.

The Emerson String Quartet, The Shostakovich String Quartets, (Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 284-2).

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