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Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Borodin: Quartets
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton
Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Borodin: Quartets
Genre: Classical
 
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The Emersons offer one of the very best accounts of the popular American Quartet on disc. It is dramatic, exuberant, persuasive, and right to the point--a well-paced reading full of ravishing details (like the dueting of t...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, David Finckel, Philip Setzer
Title: Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Borodin: Quartets
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date: 1/1/1995
Re-Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genre: Classical
Style: Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028944555127

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The Emersons offer one of the very best accounts of the popular American Quartet on disc. It is dramatic, exuberant, persuasive, and right to the point--a well-paced reading full of ravishing details (like the dueting of the violins in the slow movement) that has been beautifully recorded. Originally made for Book-of-the-Month Club in 1984, the recording was later picked up by DG and first released in the U.S. in 1990. For this reissue, it has been coupled with equally well-played accounts of quartets by Borodin and Tchaikovsky, which makes for an especially well-filled CD. --Ted Libbey

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Outstanding performances of popular quartets.
D. R. Schryer | Poquoson, VA United States | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These three quartets are probably the most popular, and most appealing, quartets written by non-Germanic composers. The slow movements of the Tchaikovsky and Borodin quartets are exceptionally beautiful and so popular that they are often played as separate pieces in a variety of arrangements. The Emerson Quartet does full justice to them in their original settings. They also give a fine performance of Dvorak's "American" Quartet which is his most popular piece of chamber music. To have outstanding performances of all three of these justly-popular quartets available on one mid-priced CD makes this a rare treat, and a bargain as well."
Inimitable
D. B. Rathbun | Washington, DC United States | 05/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why someone would not just immediately buy this disc at it's lower reissue price would be a mystery to me. The playing is beautiful, even flawless. The music is wonderful. The recording is outstanding. The price is criminally low."
Exquisite
D. B. Rathbun | 02/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Dvorak "American" is rendered exquisitely. The Emerson String Quartet makes love to the piece. There is no other way to describe the mix of tenderness and passion with which it is delivered. The Tchaikovsky and the Borodin are also rendered beautifully, but the Dvorak is splendid. The Emerson really knows how to "do" Slavic romanticism. This is one of the best music purchases I've made."