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Dvorak, Smetana: String Quartets / Emerson Quartet


Release Date: 05/13/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 429723   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákBedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[C]ompelling... [T]here's strong dramatic cogency. The Emerson don't strive for big effects at the expense of narrative; Smetana's story may sound darker and less picturesque than one expects, but it does have shape...[which] does make the interpretation challenging, and well worth hearing.

-- Gramophone [2/1991]

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The performances were everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting.

-— The New York Times [reviewing the Emerson Quartet in concert]
[C]ompelling... [T]here's strong dramatic cogency. The Emerson don't strive for big effects at the expense of narrative; Smetana's story may sound darker and less picturesque than one expects, but it does have shape...[which] does make the interpretation challenging, and well worth hearing.

-- Gramophone [2/1991]

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The performances were everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting.

-— The New York Times [reviewing the Emerson Quartet in concert]
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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
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
2. Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor, T 116 "From my life" by Bedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Czech Republic 

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