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Emerson String Quartet

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Emerson String Quartet press reviews

"... with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity."
— The Times (London)
"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
"Few string quartets have regularly displayed such individuality among members -- an ideal stance for coloring and differentiating the complex strands of the fugues."
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The precision and grace with which the ensemble dispatched the opening of the final movement was breathtaking, and by the adrenaline-pumping coda it was difficult to sit still."
— Andante.com
"The Emerson has staked its claim to being the one indispensable quartet in a world that is constantly creating more, excellent ensembles."
— Newsday
"These are high-powered performances with at times terrifying attack and explosive accenting...they are mightily impressive."
— Gramophone
"...the Emerson played with vigor and style ...infusing the familiar music with energy and transparency."
— Houston Chronicle
"The Emerson String Quartet...has the easy virtuosity, precise sense of ensemble, rhythmic vigor and rich polished tone..."
— The Washington Post
"The Emerson performances represented an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness."
— The Boston Globe