Emerson String Quartet
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The Program

The exemplary Emerson String Quartet explores the introspective genius of Shostakovich and Beethoven through the prism of two works written towards the end of each composer’s life. In Beethoven’s otherworldly Op. 127 quartet, the self becomes four voices unified in a ruminative, tender whole. Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 15, the last composed before his death, is an intense, personal examination of the ailing composer’s mortality.


This performance is also part of Great Performers.

“An extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness.”
– Boston Globe


1941 Broadway


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Nearing the End

Emerson String Quartet

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall

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Emerson String Quartet

Performance Details

  • This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
    This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
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Performance length: 75 minutes, no intermission

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