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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Nov 8th 2018 @ Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

London, United Kingdom
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
7:30 PM
1 RSVP
Some ensembles just attract superlatives. ‘With musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity’ wrote The Times of the Emerson Quartet. Hear them play music at the heart of their repertoire.\nOver four decades, this great American quartet has become a byword for clarity, precision and interpretative insight. Their Beethoven has long been unequalled, but it’ll be fascinating to hear what they have to say in Shostakovich’s Eighth Quartet, dedicated to ‘the victims of fascism and war’ – to say nothing of Britten’s Third, inspired by a vision of Venice cloaked in mist, and one of the last things he ever wrote.\nProgramme:\nShostakovich - String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110\nBritten - String Quartet No 3 in G major, Op 94\nBeethoven - String Quartet No 7 in F major, Op 59 No 1, Razumovsky