The Emerson String Quartet

Explorers Series

The Emerson String Quartet

Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins; Lawrence Dutton, viola, Paul Watkins, cello.

The Emerson String Quartet, formed at the Juilliard School in 1976, continues to be the defining quartet of our time, with an unrivaled history of international concerts, unprecedented repertoire projects, and standard-setting recordings that have garnered nine Grammy Awards. With a program crafted uniquely for Music@Menlo, the Emerson returns to share the time-honed skill and artistry that places the ensemble among history’s greatest. The event premieres at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, February 14 and is available to watch online until February 21.

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Henry Purcell(1659–1695)
Chacony in G minor for String Quartet (c. 1678, arr. 1947–1948, rev. 1963) (arr. Britten)
Ludwig Van Beethoven(1770–1827)
String Quartet in A minor, op. 132 (1825)
Assai sostenuto–Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Canzona di ringraziamento: Molto adagio
Alla Marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato