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Emerson String Quartet
Streaming through June 11, 11:59 p.m. (PDT)
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The Emerson String Quartet’s performances combine “an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness” (The Boston Globe). Over four decades, the quartet has accumulated an impressive list of achievements: more than 30 notable recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize.
In a concert recorded at the Concert Hall at Drew University for the Celebrity Series of Boston, these longtime friends of Meany perform works by Shostakovich, Mozart and the poetic Lyric for Strings, composed by George Walker — the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music — as an elegy to his grandmother.
The Emerson is one of the most impressive of American string quartets.
— The New York Times
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14
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