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String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 : Debussy: String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 - 4. Très modéré - Très mouvementé - Très animé Emerson String Quartet, Claude Debussy 06:57
String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 : Debussy: String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 - 1. Animé et très décidé Emerson String Quartet, Claude Debussy 06:22
String Quartet In F Minor, Hob. III:35, Op. 20 No. 5 : Haydn: String Quartet In F Minor, Hob. III:35, Op. 20 No. 5 - 1. Moderato Emerson String Quartet 07:19
String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 : Debussy: String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85 - 2. Scherzo (Assez vif et bien rythmé) Emerson String Quartet, Claude Debussy 03:42
String Quartet In F Major, M.35 : Ravel: String Quartet In F Major, M.35 - 1. Allegro moderato. Très doux Emerson String Quartet, Maurice Ravel 08:08
Cypresses B.152 : Dvořák: Cypresses B.152 - 10. Andante maestoso Emerson String Quartet, Antonín Dvořák 01:51
String Quartet No. 14 In D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden" : Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 In D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden" - 2. Andante con moto Emerson String Quartet 14:08
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Version For String Quartet : J.S. Bach: The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Version For String Quartet - Contrapunctus 1 Emerson String Quartet, Johann Sebastian Bach 03:03
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13, MWV R22 : Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13, MWV R22 - III. Intermezzo; Allegretto con moto Emerson String Quartet, Felix Mendelssohn 04:43
String Quartet No. 10 In E Flat Major, Op. 51, B.92 : Dvořák: String Quartet No. 10 In E Flat Major, Op. 51, B.92 - 4. Finale. Allegro assai Emerson String Quartet, Antonín Dvořák 07:08

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The Emerson String Quartet – also known as the Emerson Quartet – was founded in 1976 by four students at the Juilliard School. The ensemble was made up of Eugene Drucker (violin), Philip Setzer (violin), Lawrence Dutton (viola), and David Finckel (cello), who continued to play together after graduation. They were named after American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. They were unique in that the Drucker and Setzer would alternate as first and second violinists, which is similar to a rock band’s two guitarists switching rhythm and lead positions. The Emerson String Quartet began to tour and in the 1980s, they were signed by the Deutsche Grammophon label to make a series of recordings for the then-new CD format. They also began a teaching residency at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. The Emerson String Quartet became known for recording chamber music composed by Bartók, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. They have released more than 50 albums and have won nine Grammy Awards for releases such as Bartók: 6 String Quartets (1989) Beethoven: The String Quartets (1997), Shostakovich: The String Quartets (2000), and Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets (2005). Other titles in their catalog include Webern Works for String Quartet (1995), Bach: The Art of Fugue (2003), Beethoven: The Late String Quartets (2003), and Schumann: String Quartets (2020). The Emerson String Quartet was inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2010.