EMERSON STRING QUARTET CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH 52-CD BOX SET FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP; Entire Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue Released in the U.S.

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EMERSON STRING QUARTET CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH 52-CD BOX SET FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

Entire Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue Released in the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016

New York, NY – The upcoming 2016-17 season marks the Emerson String Quartet’s 40th Anniversary — a major milestone for a ground-breaking ensemble that has earned its place in the pantheon of the classical chamber music world. In celebration of this anniversary season, Universal Music Group has reissued their entire Deutsche Grammophon discography in a 52-CD box set, released July 15 in the U.S.

On August 1, the Emerson Quartet performs two concerts with eminent pianist Emanuel Ax in their first-ever Mostly Mozart performances together at Lincoln Center. Their programs include works by Schubert, Dvořák, Beethoven, Purcell and Mozart (please see full concert details below).

The Emerson stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), 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.

CONCERT PROGRAMS:

 

Monday, August 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Purcell: Chacony in G minor
Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D.804, “Rosamunde”
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 10th Floor

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703
Beethoven: Six Variations in F major, Op. 34
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478

Emerson String Quartet website

Photo Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon

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