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Farewell to the Emerson Quartet

After 47 magical years together, with only one change in personnel, the Emerson Quartet has brought down the curtain on their illustrious career. We’ll bid a fond farewell to the Emerson Quartet on today’s show.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Cypresses: Movement 4
Emerson String Quartet
Album: Old World, New World
DG 14106

Robert Manno: Petite Voyage en Nostalgie for Flute, Harp, and String Orchestra
Eva Ding, flute | Jacqueline Kerrod, harp | Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra | Robert Manno, conductor
Catskill Mountain Foundation, Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter, NY

Yuan-Chen Li: A Railroad to Dreams (World Premiere)
Imani Winds
Chamber Music Northwest, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR

Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106: Movements 3-4
Emerson String Quartet
UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Emerson String Quartet
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Hour 2

Giuseppe Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor: Movement 4
Enso String Quartet
Album: Strauss, Puccini & Verdi: Works for String Quartet
Naxos 8573108

Johann Friedrich Fasch: Concerto in G for orchestra
Tempesta di Mare | Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors | Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Jean Francaix: Wind Quintet No. 1
Alexa Still, flute | Nancy Ambrose King, oboe | Jonathan Gunn, clarinet | Drew Pattison, bassoon | Maura McCune, horn
Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
Maureen Nelson, violin | Michael Brown, piano
Music in the Vineyards Festival, Inglenook Winery, Rutherford, CA

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