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Encore Houston, Episode 39: Chamber Music Houston – Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet, celebrating its 40th anniversary, performs music by Mozart, Beethoven, and a newly commissioned work by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

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Emerson String Quartet
Emerson String Quartet (L-R): Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Larry Dutton, Paul Watkins

On the latest Encore Houston, hear a concert by Chamber Music Houston featuring the Emerson String Quartet! 2016 was the quartet’s 40th anniversary year, and this concert featured a special commission by Mark-Anthony Turnage, sponsored by a whole consortium of organizations including Chamber Music Houston. Also on the concert is Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, so named for its intriguing slow introduction, and finally Beethoven’s Op. 130 quartet in B-flat with the original Große Fuge finale.

  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, String Quartet in C major, K. 465, "Dissonance"
  • MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE, Shroud
  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 with Große Fuge finale, Op. 133
    • Eugene Drucker, violin
    • Philip Setzer, violin
    • Laurence Dutton, viola
    • Paul Watkins, cello
  • Performance date: 4/27/2017
  • Originally aired: 10/21/2017

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.

 

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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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