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Emerson String Quartet celebrates 40th anniversary with new recording and WQXR: Greene Space performance

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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 Quartet joins WQXR: New York & Audience 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.  The PROGRAM includes:

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
GRIEG Quartet, Op. 27: IV. Finale: Lento - Presto al saltarello