The Emerson String Quartet: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

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The Emerson String Quartet: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Emerson String Quartet, with Carol Wincenc (flute), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Thomas Hampson (baritone) & Menahem Pressler (piano)

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 52 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

This 52 CD collection charts the New York-based ensemble's musical breadth, encompassing virtually all of the important repertoire for their formation, and features complete cycles by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Bartók; plus String Quartets by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and many more.

"Intense and passionate … one of the most exciting chamber music recordings of recent years" Gramophone on the Bartok

Tracks:

Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge)

Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1-6

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1-15

Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Ravel: String Quartet in F major

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 3 in C major 'Emperor'
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'
Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C minor (fragment), D703 'Quartettsatz'
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D887

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 'American'
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'

Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1
Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41 No. 2

Mozart: Flute Quartets Nos. 1-4
Carol Wincenc (flute)

Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92
Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56

Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D956
Mstislav Rostorpovich (cello)

Mozart: Six Quartets dedicated to Haydn (Quartets 14-19)

Ives, C: String Quartet No. 1 'From the Salvation Army'
Ives, C: String Quartet No. 2

Barber: String Quartet, Op. 11
Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Harbison: String Quartet No. 2 (1987)
Wernick: String Quartet No. 4 (1990)
Schuller, Gunther: String Quartet No. 3 (1986)

Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
Menahem Pressler (piano)
Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, Op. 87
Emerson String Quartet
Menahem Pressler (piano)

Webern: String Quartet, Op. post. (1905)
Webern: Five movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1909)
Webern: Langsamer Satz, (slow movement), Op. post. (1905)
Webern: Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9 (1911-1913)
Webern: Rondo, Op. post. (1906)
Webern: Movement for string trio, Op. post, (1925)
Webern: Drei Stücke (three pieces), Op. post. (1913)
Mary Ann McCormick (mezzo-soprano)
Webern: String Trio, Op. 20 (1927)
Webern: String Quartet, Op. 28 (1937-38)

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Menahem Pressler (piano)
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
Menahem Pressler (piano)

Meyer, K: Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass
Edgar Meyer (double bass)

Rorem: String Quartet No. 4

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
David Shifrin (clarinet)
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
David Shifrin (clarinet)

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 20 No. 5 in F minor
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 33 No. 2 in E flat major 'The Joke'
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1 in G major
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64 No. 5 in D major 'The Lark'
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3 in G minor 'The Rider'
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 2 in D minor 'Fifths'
Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1 in G major

Bach, J S: The Art of Fugue, BWV1080

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 51 'Seven Last Words'
Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1-6
Ives, C: Scherzo 'Holding Your Own'
Grieg: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27
Nielsen: At the Bier of a Young Artist - string quartet and double bass, FS58

Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae'
Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1
Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Leon Fischer (piano)

Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (extracts)
Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (extracts)

Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
Martinů: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola (Duo No. 1), H. 313

Philip Setzer (violin) & Lawrence Dutton (viola)
Mendelssohn: Four pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81

Emerson String Quartet
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op. 20
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat major, MWV R18 (1823)
Shostakovich: Adagio (Elegy)
Shostakovich: Allegretto (Polka)

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51 (B92)
Dvořák: String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61 (B121)
Dvořák: String Quintet No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'American'
Paul Neubauer (viola)
Dvořák: Cypresses for string quartet, B152
Dvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106 (B192)
Dvořák: String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major, Op. 105 (B193)

Berg: Lyric Suite - for soprano and string quartet
Renée Fleming (soprano)

Wellesz: Sonnets For Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Op. 52
Renée Fleming (soprano)

Zeisl: Komm, süsser Tod
Renée Fleming (soprano)
arranged for soprano and string quartet by J. Peter Koene

Emerson String Quartet - Complete Recordings