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Emerson String Quartet

Band, *1976 US
Classical

The Emerson String Quartet, also known as the Emerson Quartet,[citation needed] is a professional string ensemble – in residence at the Stony Brook University. The musical ensemble was previously in residence at The Hartt School located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Choosing American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson as namesake, the quartet formed at the Juilliard School as a student ensemble. They turned professional in 1976, with both of their violinists having studied under the tutelage of the renowned Oscar Shumsky, alternating as first and second violinists. When it was formed, the Emerson Quartet was one of the first with the two violinists alternating chairs.

  
Members
PortraitPhilip Setzer
vn *1951 US
PortraitEugene Drucker
vn *1952 US
PortraitDavid Finckel
vc *1951 US
PortraitLawrence Dutton
vl *1954 US
PortraitPaul Watkins
vc *1970 GB
Popular Tracks   
String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 "Prussian No. 3": III. Minuetto. Allegretto on Mozart: Prussian Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Emerson String Quartet
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 on Journeys by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No.9 In C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3": 4. Allegro molto on Beethoven:The String Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Emerson String Quartet
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, TH 118: IV. Allegro vivace on Journeys by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No.1 In C Minor, Op.51 No.1: 2. Romanze (Poco adagio) - 2007 Recording on Brahms: String Quartets & Piano Quintet by Johannes Brahms, Emerson String Quartet & Leon Fleisher
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, TH 118: I. Allegro con spirito on Journeys by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Emerson String Quartet
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Version For String Quartet: Contrapunctus 9 on Bach, J.S.: The Art of Fugue - Emerson String Quartet by Johann Sebastian Bach & Emerson String Quartet
String Quintet In C, D. 956: 2. Adagio on Schubert: String Quintet In C Major D.956, Op. Posth. 163 by Franz Schubert, Mstislav Rostropovich & Emerson String Quartet
Adagio For Strings, Op.11: 2. Molto adagio on Ives: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 / Barber: String Quartet by Emerson String Quartet
Octet In E Flat, Op.20, MWV R20: 1. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco on Mendelssohn: The String Quartets & Octet In Two Parts by Felix Mendelssohn & Emerson String Quartet

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Chaconnes And Fantasias · Music Of Britten And PurcellEmerson String Quartet2017Album
Complete Recordings On Deutsche GrammophonEmerson String Quartet2016Album
Lyric Suite / Sonnets By Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Op. 52Alban Berg / Egon Wellesz - Emerson String Quartet, Renée Fleming2015Album
JourneysEmerson String Quartet With Paul Neubauer & Colin Carr2013Album
The Prussian QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emerson String Quartet2011Album
Intimate LettersEmerson String Quartet2009Album
Bach FuguesJohann Sebastian Bach, Emerson String Quartet2008Album
Intimate VoicesEmerson String Quartet : Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen, Jean Sibelius2006Album
Mendelssohn: The Complete String QuartetsEmerson String Quartet, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy2005Album
The Seven Last WordsJoseph Haydn / Emerson String Quartet2004Album
The Late String Quartets / String QuintetFranz Schubert - Emerson String Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich2004Compil.
The Late String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet2003Album
The Art Of FugueJohann Sebastian Bach, Emerson String Quartet2003Album
The Haydn ProjectEmerson String Quartet2001Album
String Quartet No. 8Dmitri Shostakovich - Emerson String Quartet1999Single
Clarinet QuintetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart · Johannes Brahms - David Shifrin · Emerson String Quartet1999Album
Quintet / String Quartet No. 4Edgar Meyer, Emerson String Quartet / Ned Rorem1998Album
Quintet / String Quartet No. 4Edgar Meyer, Emerson String Quartet / Ned Rorem1998Album
Interview / Music Radio CDEmerson String Quartet1997Album
Webern Works For String QuartetEmerson String Quartet1995Album
Dvořák: "American" Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Quartet #1; Borodin: Quartet #2Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Mozart: String Quartets K.387 & 421Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Piano Quintet Op.44 · Klavierquintett · Quintette Avec Piano / Piano Quartet · Klavierquartett Op.47Robert Schumann - Menahem Pressler · Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Piano Quintet Op. 81 / Piano Quartet Op. 87Antonín Dvořák - Emerson String Quartet, Menahem Pressler1994Album
Complete Songs Of Samuel Barber (Secrets Of The Old)Samuel Barber - Cheryl Studer, Thomas Hampson, John Browning, Emerson String Quartet1994Album
American ContemporariesJohn Harbison • Richard Wernick • Gunther Schuller – Emerson String Quartet1993Album
Die "Haydn" Quartette • The "Haydn" Quartets • Les Quatuors Dédiés À HaydnWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Emerson String Quartet1992Compil.
American Originals (String Quartets)Charles Ives · Samuel Barber - Emerson String Quartet1992Album
Debussy, Ravel: String QuartetsEmerson String Quartet1990Album
String Quartets - Streichquartette - Quatuors À CordesClaude Debussy, Maurice Ravel / Emerson String Quartet1989Album
»Der Tod Und Das Mädchen« / »Quartetto Serioso« Op. 95Franz Schubert / Ludwig van Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet1988Album
String Quartet No. 4 / String Quartet No. 2Andrew Imbrie, Gunther Schuller / Emerson String Quartet1978Album
Streichquintett C-dur (String Quintet ∙ Quintette À Cordes D 956)Franz Schubert - Emerson String Quartet ∙ Mstislav RostropovichAlbum
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