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Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Borodin: Quartets / Emerson String Qt


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445551   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Borodin
Performer:  Eugene DruckerPhilip SetzerLawrence DuttonDavid Finckel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dvo?ák: String Quartet, Op. 96 (American); Emerson Quartet. Deutsche Grammophon 429 723-2 [Quartet, with Smetana: Quartet in E minor]

The Emersons offer what is surely one of the best accounts of the popular American Quartet on disc. It is dramatic, exuberant, persuasive, and right to the point – a well paced reading full of ravishing details (like the duetting of the violins in the slow movement) that has been beautifully recorded. Originally made for Book-of-the-Month Club in 1984, the recording was later picked up by DG and released in the U.S. in 1990. For a subsequent reissue [DG 445 551] it was coupled with equally well played accounts of quartets by Borodin and Tchaikovsky, which makes for an especially well
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Eugene Drucker (Violin), Philip Setzer (Violin), Lawrence Dutton (Viola),
David Finckel (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1984 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 25 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Philip Setzer (Violin), David Finckel (Cello), Lawrence Dutton (Viola),
Eugene Drucker (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1984 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 24 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  David Finckel (Cello), Lawrence Dutton (Viola), Eugene Drucker (Violin),
Philip Setzer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1984 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 27 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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