Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet, also known as the Emerson Quartet, is a professional string ensemble – in residence at the Stony Brook University. During the 1980s the musical ensemble was 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.
The Emerson Quartet was inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2010. As of May 2014, they have released more than thirty albums and won nine Grammy Awards, as well as the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize.

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Schubert: String Quintet In C, D. 956 - 1. Allegro ma non troppoSchubert: The Late String Quartets; String Quintet19:16
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Schubert: String Quintet In C, D. 956 - 3. Scherzo (Presto) - Trio (Andante sostenuto)Schubert: The Late String Quartets; String Quintet10:02
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Schubert: String Quintet In C, D. 956 - 2. AdagioSchubert: The Late String Quartets; String Quintet14:50
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Schubert: String Quintet In C, D. 956 - 4. AllegrettoSchubert: The Late String Quartets; String Quintet9:23
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Mendelssohn: Octet In E Flat, Op.20, MWV R20 - 4. PrestoMendelssohn: The String Quartets5:38
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Mozart: String Quartet No.17 In B Flat, K.458 -"The Hunt" - 3. AdagioMozart 2507:07
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Janácek: String Quartet No.1 - 4. Con moto (Adagio) - Più mosso"Intimate Letters" Janacek/Martinu: String Quartets5:01
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Dvorák: String Quartet No.10 In E Flat Major, Op.51, B.92 - 2. Dumka. Andante con motoOld World - New World7:29
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Webern: 6 Bagatelles For String Quartet, Op.9 - 4. Sehr langsamComplete Webern0:50
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Shostakovich: String Quartet No.15 In E Flat Minor, Op.144 - 5. Funeral March (Live)Shostakovich: The String Quartets4:35
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