Emerson String Quartet.

Emerson String Quartet. (Lisa Mazzucco)

WQXR Presents the Emerson String Quartet's 40th Birthday Party

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:00 PM

The Emerson String Quartet has amassed an unparalleled list of achievements over four decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s "Ensemble of the Year" and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.

The Emerson Quartet joins us live in The Greene Space to celebrate its 40th anniversary and the release of a new recording, Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell, their first on Universal Music Classics’ new US classical record label, Decca Gold.  

 

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PROGRAM

PURCELL Chacony (edited by Benjamin Britten)

MOZART Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465: I. Adagio-Allegro

TURNAGE Shroud: V. movement

BEETHOVEN Quartet No.13, Op.130: IV. Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai

SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 4 in D major, op. 83: I. Allegretto

RAVEL String Quartet in F Major, fourth movement, Vif et agité