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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 in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae": 1. Andante - Allegro molto moderato on Sibelius - Great Recordings by Jean Sibelius
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance": III. Allegretto on Mozart: The "Haydn" Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: II. Allegro molto - Live on Shostakovich: The String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance": I. Adagio - Allegro on Mozart: The "Haydn" Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: IV. Largo - Live on Shostakovich: The String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance": II. Andante cantabile on Mozart: The "Haydn" Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & 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 Major, D. 956: II. Adagio on Schubert: String Quintet In C Major D.956, Op. Posth. 163 by Franz Schubert, Mstislav Rostropovich & Emerson String Quartet
String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4: 1. Allegro ma non tanto on Beethoven:The String Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven & Emerson String Quartet
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956: I. Allegro ma non troppo on Schubert: String Quintet In C Major D.956, Op. Posth. 163 by Franz Schubert, Mstislav Rostropovich & 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
Octet Op. 20 / String Quartet Op. 80Emerson String Quartet, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy2012Album
The Prussian QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emerson String Quartet2011Album
Old World – New WorldEmerson String Quartet2010Album
The String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Emerson String Quartet2010Compil.
Intimate LettersEmerson String Quartet – Leoš Janáček2009Album
Bach FuguesJohann Sebastian Bach, Emerson String Quartet2008Album
String Quartets/Piano QuintetJohannes Brahms - Emerson String Quartet, Leon Fleisher2007Album
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 Art Of FugueJohann Sebastian Bach, Emerson String Quartet2003Album
The Late String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet2003Album
The Haydn ProjectEmerson String Quartet2001Album
String QuartetsDmitri Shostakovich - Emerson String Quartet2000Album
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
Interview / Music Radio CDEmerson String Quartet1997Album
The String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet1997Album
Beethoven The "Razumovsky" Quartets Op.59 - String Quartets Opp. 74&95 - Emerson String QuartetLudwig van Beethoven, Emerson String Quartet, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton, David Finckel1997Album
Key To The QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Emerson String Quartet1997Album
Mittlere Streichquartette • The Middle Quartets • Les Quartuors De La Période MédianeLudwig van Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet1997Album
Dvořák: "American" Quartet; Tchaikovsky: Quartet #1; Borodin: Quartet #2Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Piano Quintet Op.44 · Klavierquintett · Quintette Avec Piano / Piano Quartet · Klavierquartett Op.47Robert Schumann - Menahem Pressler · Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Webern Works For String QuartetEmerson String Quartet1995Album
Mozart: String Quartets K.387 & 421Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Complete Songs Of Samuel Barber (Secrets Of The Old)Samuel Barber - Cheryl Studer, Thomas Hampson, John Browning, Emerson String Quartet1994Album
Piano Quintet Op. 81 / Piano Quartet Op. 87Antonín Dvořák - Emerson String Quartet, Menahem Pressler1994Album
American ContemporariesJohn Harbison • Richard Wernick • Gunther Schuller – Emerson String Quartet1993Album
American Originals (String Quartets)Charles Ives · Samuel Barber - Emerson String Quartet1992Album
Die "Haydn" Quartette • The "Haydn" Quartets • Les Quatuors Dédiés À HaydnWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Emerson String Quartet1992Compil.
String Quartets K. 428 & 464Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emerson String Quartet1991Album
String Quartet No. 1 & 2, Sonata For Two ViolinsSergei Prokofiev / Emerson String Quartet1991Album
Streichquartett Op. 135 / Streichquartett D 887Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Schubert, Emerson String Quartet1990Album
Debussy, Ravel: String QuartetsEmerson String Quartet1990Album
»Der Tod Und Das Mädchen« / »Quartetto Serioso« Op. 95Franz Schubert / Ludwig van Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet1988Album
6 String QuartetsBéla Bartók - Emerson String Quartet1988Album
String Quartet Op. 96 "American, Quartet No. 1 "From My Life"Antonín Dvořák / Bedřich Smetana - Emerson String Quartet1986Album
String Quartet No.1 / String Quartet No.2Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Alexander Borodin, Emerson String Quartet1986Album
String Quartet No. 4 / String Quartet No. 2Andrew Imbrie, Gunther Schuller / Emerson String Quartet1978Album
Jagd-Quartett, Dissonanzen-Quartett, Kaiser-QuartettWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Emerson String QuartetAlbum
Streichquintett C-dur (String Quintet ∙ Quintette À Cordes D 956)Franz Schubert - Emerson String Quartet ∙ Mstislav RostropovichAlbum
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