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Emerson String Quartet: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4795982

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 52

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 5th October 2018

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Chorale Prelude BWV668a 'Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein'
The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
» no.1 in C major, BWV846: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.4 in C sharp minor, BWV849: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.5 in D major, BWV850: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.12 in F minor, BWV857: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.14 in F sharp minor, BWV859: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.16 in G minor, BWV861: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.17 in A flat major, BWV862: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.18 in G sharp minor, BWV863: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.20 in A minor, BWV865: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.22 in B flat minor, BWV867: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.23 in B major, BWV868: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.24 in B minor, BWV869: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, BWV870-893
» no.2 in C minor, BWV871: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.5 in D major, BWV874: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.7 in E flat major, BWV876: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.8 in D-sharp minor, BWV877: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.9 in E major, BWV878: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.16 in G minor, BWV885: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.17 in A flat major, BWV886: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.22 in B flat minor, BWV891: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.23 in B major, BWV892: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)

Barber, Samuel

Dover Beach, op.3
String Quartet, op.11

Bartok, Bela

String Quartets nos.1-6 (complete)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, op.133
String Quartets (complete) (16)

Berg, Alban

Lyric Suite (for string quartet)

Borodin, Alexander

String Quartet no.2 in D major

Brahms, Johannes

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op.115
Motets (2), op.74
» no.2 O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf
Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
String Quartet no.1 in C minor, op.51 no.1
String Quartet no.2 in A minor, op.51 no.2
String Quartet no.3 in B flat major, op.67

Debussy, Claude

String Quartet in G minor, op.10

Dvorak, Antonin

Cypresses for String Quartet, B152 'Echo of Songs'
Piano Quartet no.2 in E flat major, op.87
Piano Quintet in A major, op.81
String Quartet no.10 in E flat major, op.51 B92
String Quartet no.11 in C major, op.61 B121
String Quartet no.12 in F major, op.96 B179 'American'
String Quartet no.13 in G major, op.106 B192
String Quartet no.14 in A flat major, op.105 B193
String Quintet in E flat major, op.97 B180 'American'

Grieg, Edvard

String Quartet in G minor, op.27

Harbison, John

String Quartet no.2

Haydn, Franz Joseph

String Quartets (2), op.77
» no.1 in G major
String Quartets (3), op.54
» no.1 in G major
String Quartets (3), op.74
» no.3 in G minor 'The Rider'
String Quartets (6), op.20
» no.5 in F minor
String Quartets (6), op.33
» no.2 in E flat major 'The Joke'
String Quartets (6), op.64
» no.5 in D major 'The Lark'
String Quartets (6), op.76
» no.2 in D minor 'Fifths'
» no.3 in C major 'Emperor'
The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, op.51 (string quartet)

Ives, Charles

String Quartet no.1 'From the Salvation Army'
String Quartet no.2

Janacek, Leos

On an Overgrown Path, JWVIII/17
» Book 1: no.9 In tears (arr. for string quartet by J Burghauser)
String Quartet no.1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
String Quartet no.2 'Intimate Letters'

Martinu, Bohuslav

Madrigals (3) for violin and viola, H313

Mendelssohn, Felix

Octet in E flat major, op.20
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, op.81
String Quartet in E flat major (1823)
String Quartet no.1 in E flat major, op.12
String Quartet no.2 in A minor, op.13
String Quartet no.3 in D major, op.44 no.1
String Quartet no.4 in E minor, op.44 no.2
String Quartet no.5 in E flat major, op.44 no.3
String Quartet no.6 in F minor, op.80

Meyer, Edgar

String Quintet

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Flute Quartet no.1 in D major, K285
Flute Quartet no.2 in G major, K285a
Flute Quartet no.3 in C major, K285b
Flute Quartet no.4 in A major, K298
Rondo in G major for flute and string quartet (arr. of K494)
String Quartet no.14 in G major, K387
String Quartet no.15 in D minor, K421 ('Haydn Quartet' no.2)
String Quartet no.16 in E flat major, K428
String Quartet no.17 in B flat major, K458 'The Hunt'
String Quartet no.18 in A major, K464 'Drum'
String Quartet no.19 in C major, K465 'Dissonance'

Nielsen, Carl

At the Bier of a Young Artist (string quartet)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sonata for 2 violins in C major, op.56
String Quartet no.1, op.50
String Quartet no.2 in F major, op.92

Puccini, Giacomo

Crisantemi

Ravel, Maurice

String Quartet in F major

Rorem, Ned

String Quartet no.4

Schubert, Franz

String Quartet no.12 in C minor, D703 'Quartettsatz'
String Quartet no.13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'
String Quartet no.14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'
String Quartet no.15 in G major, D887
String Quintet in C major, op.163 D956

Schuller, Gunther

String Quartet no.3

Schumann, Robert

Piano Quartet in E flat major, op.47
Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44
String Quartet in A major, op.41 no.3

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Adagio (Elegy) for String Quartet
Allegretto (Polka) for String Quartet
String Quartets nos.1-15 (complete)

Sibelius, Jean

Andante festivo
String Quartet in D minor, op.56 'Voces Intimae'

Smetana, Bedrich

String Quartet no.1 in E minor 'From My Life'

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11

Webern, Anton

Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, op.9
Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement)
Movement for string trio, op.post
Movements (5) for string quartet, op.5
Pieces (3), op.posth
Rondo for string quartet
String Quartet, op.28
String Quartet, op.posth
String Trio, op.20

Wellesz, Egon

Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, op.52

Wernick, Richard

String Quartet no.4

Wolf, Hugo

Italienische Serenade (Italian Serenade) in G major

Zeisl, Erich

Komm, susser Tod

Artists

Emerson String Quartet
Carol Wincenc (flute)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Menahem Pressler (piano)
Mary-Ann McCormick (mezzo-soprano)
Edgar Meyer (double bass)
David Shifrin (clarinet)
Leon Fleisher (piano)
Paul Neubauer (viola)
Renee Fleming (soprano)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Chorale Prelude BWV668a 'Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein'
The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
» no.1 in C major, BWV846: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.4 in C sharp minor, BWV849: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.5 in D major, BWV850: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.12 in F minor, BWV857: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.14 in F sharp minor, BWV859: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.16 in G minor, BWV861: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.17 in A flat major, BWV862: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.18 in G sharp minor, BWV863: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.20 in A minor, BWV865: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.22 in B flat minor, BWV867: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.23 in B major, BWV868: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.24 in B minor, BWV869: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, BWV870-893
» no.2 in C minor, BWV871: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.5 in D major, BWV874: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.7 in E flat major, BWV876: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.8 in D-sharp minor, BWV877: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.9 in E major, BWV878: Fugue (arr. WA Mozart)
» no.16 in G minor, BWV885: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.17 in A flat major, BWV886: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.22 in B flat minor, BWV891: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)
» no.23 in B major, BWV892: Fugue (arr. EA Forster)

Barber, Samuel

Dover Beach, op.3
String Quartet, op.11

Bartok, Bela

String Quartets nos.1-6 (complete)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, op.133
String Quartets (complete) (16)

Berg, Alban

Lyric Suite (for string quartet)

Borodin, Alexander

String Quartet no.2 in D major

Brahms, Johannes

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op.115
Motets (2), op.74
» no.2 O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf
Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
String Quartet no.1 in C minor, op.51 no.1
String Quartet no.2 in A minor, op.51 no.2
String Quartet no.3 in B flat major, op.67

Debussy, Claude

String Quartet in G minor, op.10

Dvorak, Antonin

Cypresses for String Quartet, B152 'Echo of Songs'
Piano Quartet no.2 in E flat major, op.87
Piano Quintet in A major, op.81
String Quartet no.10 in E flat major, op.51 B92
String Quartet no.11 in C major, op.61 B121
String Quartet no.12 in F major, op.96 B179 'American'
String Quartet no.13 in G major, op.106 B192
String Quartet no.14 in A flat major, op.105 B193
String Quintet in E flat major, op.97 B180 'American'

Grieg, Edvard

String Quartet in G minor, op.27

Harbison, John

String Quartet no.2

Haydn, Franz Joseph

String Quartets (2), op.77
» no.1 in G major
String Quartets (3), op.54
» no.1 in G major
String Quartets (3), op.74
» no.3 in G minor 'The Rider'
String Quartets (6), op.20
» no.5 in F minor
String Quartets (6), op.33
» no.2 in E flat major 'The Joke'
String Quartets (6), op.64
» no.5 in D major 'The Lark'
String Quartets (6), op.76
» no.2 in D minor 'Fifths'
» no.3 in C major 'Emperor'
The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, op.51 (string quartet)

Ives, Charles

String Quartet no.1 'From the Salvation Army'
String Quartet no.2

Janacek, Leos

On an Overgrown Path, JWVIII/17
» Book 1: no.9 In tears (arr. for string quartet by J Burghauser)
String Quartet no.1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
String Quartet no.2 'Intimate Letters'

Martinu, Bohuslav

Madrigals (3) for violin and viola, H313

Mendelssohn, Felix

Octet in E flat major, op.20
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, op.81
String Quartet in E flat major (1823)
String Quartet no.1 in E flat major, op.12
String Quartet no.2 in A minor, op.13
String Quartet no.3 in D major, op.44 no.1
String Quartet no.4 in E minor, op.44 no.2
String Quartet no.5 in E flat major, op.44 no.3
String Quartet no.6 in F minor, op.80

Meyer, Edgar

String Quintet

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Flute Quartet no.1 in D major, K285
Flute Quartet no.2 in G major, K285a
Flute Quartet no.3 in C major, K285b
Flute Quartet no.4 in A major, K298
Rondo in G major for flute and string quartet (arr. of K494)
String Quartet no.14 in G major, K387
String Quartet no.15 in D minor, K421 ('Haydn Quartet' no.2)
String Quartet no.16 in E flat major, K428
String Quartet no.17 in B flat major, K458 'The Hunt'
String Quartet no.18 in A major, K464 'Drum'
String Quartet no.19 in C major, K465 'Dissonance'

Nielsen, Carl

At the Bier of a Young Artist (string quartet)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sonata for 2 violins in C major, op.56
String Quartet no.1, op.50
String Quartet no.2 in F major, op.92

Puccini, Giacomo

Crisantemi

Ravel, Maurice

String Quartet in F major

Rorem, Ned

String Quartet no.4

Schubert, Franz

String Quartet no.12 in C minor, D703 'Quartettsatz'
String Quartet no.13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'
String Quartet no.14 in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'
String Quartet no.15 in G major, D887
String Quintet in C major, op.163 D956

Schuller, Gunther

String Quartet no.3

Schumann, Robert

Piano Quartet in E flat major, op.47
Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44
String Quartet in A major, op.41 no.3

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Adagio (Elegy) for String Quartet
Allegretto (Polka) for String Quartet
String Quartets nos.1-15 (complete)

Sibelius, Jean

Andante festivo
String Quartet in D minor, op.56 'Voces Intimae'

Smetana, Bedrich

String Quartet no.1 in E minor 'From My Life'

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11

Webern, Anton

Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, op.9
Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement)
Movement for string trio, op.post
Movements (5) for string quartet, op.5
Pieces (3), op.posth
Rondo for string quartet
String Quartet, op.28
String Quartet, op.posth
String Trio, op.20

Wellesz, Egon

Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, op.52

Wernick, Richard

String Quartet no.4

Wolf, Hugo

Italienische Serenade (Italian Serenade) in G major

Zeisl, Erich

Komm, susser Tod

Artists

Emerson String Quartet
Carol Wincenc (flute)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Menahem Pressler (piano)
Mary-Ann McCormick (mezzo-soprano)
Edgar Meyer (double bass)
David Shifrin (clarinet)
Leon Fleisher (piano)
Paul Neubauer (viola)
Renee Fleming (soprano)

About

This monumental release, presented in a handsomely designed box, documents the Emerson String Quartet’s exceptional longevity and dynamism – founded in 1976, they are still as youthfully active and inquisitive as ever 40 years later. Moreover it charts the New York-based ensemble’s musical breadth, encompassing virtually all of the important repertoire for their formation.

This 52-CD collection includes their complete output on DG and features highlights such as the nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Magazine Awards; complete cycles by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Bartók; plus string quartets by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and many more. Also included is a Bonus CD with encores and audio guides.

The accompanying booklet includes new liner notes by longtime ESQ collaborator Richard Evidon, an introduction by ESQ violinist Eugene Drucker, and numerous rare black-and-white and colour photographs.

Contents:

CD 1:
Schubert - String Quartet no.14 in D minor, D810 “Death and the Maiden”
Beethoven - String Quartet no.11 in F minor, op.95

CDs 2–3:
Bartók - The 6 String Quartets

CD 4:
Debussy - String Quartet in G minor, op.10
Ravel - String Quartet in F major

CD 5
Tchaikovsky - String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11
Borodin - String Quartet no.2 in D major

CD 6:
Haydn - String Quartet in in C major, op.76 no.3 “Emperor”
Schubert - String Quartet no.13 in A minor, D804 “Rosamunde”
Schubert - String Quartet no.12 in C minor, D703 “Quartettsatz”

CD 7:
Beethoven - String Quartet no.16 in F major, op.135
Schubert - String Quartet no.15 in G major, D887

CD 8:
Dvořák - String Quartet no.12 in F major, op.96 “American”
Smetana - String Quartet no.1 in E minor, “From My Life”

CD 9:
Brahms - String Quartet no.1 in C minor, op.51 no.1
Schumann - String Quartet no.3 in A major, op.41 no.3

CD 10:
Mozart - Flute Quartets nos. 1–4; Rondo in G major (arr. of K494)
Carol Wincenc (flute)

CD 11:
Prokofiev - String Quartets nos. 1 & 2; Sonata for 2 Violins

CD 12:
Schubert - String Quintet in C major, D956
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

CDs 13–15:
Mozart - The 6 “Haydn” Quartets

CD 16:
Ives - String Quartets nos. 1 & 2
Barber - String Quartet (Adagio), op.11; Dover Beach, op.3
Thomas Hampson (baritone)

CD 17:
John H Harbison - String Quartet no.2 (1987)
Richard Wernick - String Quartet no.4 (1990)
Gunther Schuller - String Quartet no.3 (1986)

CD 18:
Dvořák - Piano Quintet in A major, op.81; Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 87
Menahem Pressler (piano)

CD 19:
Webern - Works for String Quartet
Mary Ann McCormick (mezzo-soprano)

CD 20:
Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44; Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 47
Menahem Pressler (piano)

CDs 21–27:
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (incl. Grosse Fuge in B flat major, op.133)

CD 28:
Edgar Meyer - Quintet for string quartet and double bass
Ned Rorem - String Quartet no.4
Edgar Meyer (double bass)

CD 29:
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op.115
David Shifrin (clarinet)

CDs 30–34:
Shostakovich -
Complete String Quartets (nos. 1–15)
Adagio (Elegy) for string quartet
Allegretto (Polka) for string quartet

CDs 35–36:
The Haydn Project
String Quartets Opp. 20/5, 33/2 “The Joke”, 54/1, 64/5 “The Lark”, 74/3 “The Rider”, 76/2 “Fifths” and 77/1

CD 37:
JS Bach - The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080; Chorale Prelude “Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein”, BWV 668a

CD 38:
Haydn - Seven Last Words, op.51

CDs 39–42:
Mendelssohn -
Complete String Quartets nos. 1-6; String Quartet in E flat major (1823);
4 Pieces for String Quartet, op.81; Octet in E flat major, op.20

CD 43:
Grieg - String Quartet in G minor, op.27
Nielsen - At the Bier of a Young Artist
Sibelius - String Quartet in D minor, op.56 “Voces Intimae”

CDs 44–45:
Brahms - String Quartets nos. 1-3; Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34
Leon Fleisher (piano)

CD 46:
JS Bach - Fugues from The Well-tempered Clavier arr. by EA Förster and WA Mozart

CD 47:
Janáček - String Quartets nos. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”) & 2 (“Intimate Letters”)
Martinů - 3 Madrigals for Violin and Viola, H313

CDs 48–50:
Dvořák - String Quartets nos. 10, 11, 13 & 14;
String Quintet in E flat major, op.97; Cypresses, B152
Paul Neubauer (viola)

CD 51:
Berg - Lyric Suite
Wellesz- Sonnets from the Portuguese, op.52
Zeisl - Komm, süsser Tod
Renée Fleming (soprano)

CD 52 (Bonus):
Encores & Audio Guides
Brahms - O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf, op.74/2
Sibelius - Andante Festivo
Janáček - On an Overgrown Path I: no.9 V pláči (In tears) arr. Jarmil Burghauser
Wolf - Italian Serenade
Puccini - Crisantemi
Listening Guide: Eugene Drucker on Haydn’s “Seven Last Words”
Listening Guide - A Journey Through Mendelssohn’s Quartets

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