Franz Joseph Haydn
Quartet in C Major, Opus 76 No.3 “Emperor”
Quartet No.4 Sz.91 (1928)
Quartet in F major, Opus 96 “American”
Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson String Quartet has been our top returning ensemble because of their precise communication that only performers of such longevity achieve. Remarkably, each returning concert retains a vitality and freshness that continues to excite our long-standing audience members. From the elegant charm of Haydn, to the intense compression of Bartók, this performance offers an aural roller coaster with its range of experiences. The Emerson’s accolades include nine Grammy Awards and three Gramophone Awards —an unprecedented honour for a chamber music group.
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