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Emerson String Quartet violinist and founding member, Eugene Drucker discusses 40th & 52-CD DG Box Set

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"Four decades ago, when Philip Setzer and I began to build a quartet career with two friends from the Juilliard School, we could not have imagined the scope of the journey on which we were embarking..." - Eugene Drucker

The Emerson String Quartet are Celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a 52-CD Box Set of the Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. Documenting the ESQ's exceptional longevity and dynamism – founded in 1976, the collection charts the New York-based ensemble's musical breadth, encompassing virtually all of the important repertoire for their formation.  This 52 CD collection includes their complete output on DG and features highlights such as the 9 GRAMMY AWARDS, 3 Gramophone Magazine Awards; complete cycles by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Bartók; plus String Quartets by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and many more. Also included is a Bonus CD with Encores and  Audio Guides.

In conjunction with the both the 40th anniversary and box set release, violinist and founding member of the Quartet - Eugene Drucker has made time today to discuss both. Participating Syndicators and stations include: Classical 24, KUSC – Los Angeles, WFMT – Chicago, WCLV – Cleveland, All Classical Portland, WABE – Atlanta, Houston Public Radio, WQED – Pittsburgh, Minnesota Public Radio & German Radio - ARD