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It really is surprising listening to these recordings, which have had such rave reviews in most quarters. I have to say I am disappointed. My expectations were high. I suppose the notes are all there. But that’s about it. Has this all been media hype? I think perhaps. Far be it from me to offer opinions that would influence people’s buying habits, but if you want to invest in a recording of Shostakovich’s string quartets I would suggest you at least listen to the Borodin Quartet on Chandos or the later recordings on Melodiya by the Kopelman led Borodin. Probably the Fitzwilliam Quartet too and the Beethoven. Then decide. If Emerson is for you then you have made an informed choice. But don’t just rely on the critics’ reviews.


Genre: Classical

Since its formation in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet has gradually achieved recognition as one of the world's top chamber ensembles. The group's reputation partially rests upon its daring interpretations of core string quartet repertory; it has performed the complete quartet cycles of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and Bartók in major concert halls around the world, and its interpretations tend toward the personal, the passionate, and even the hell-for-leather. Audiences have responded...
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  • £29.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 01 January 2000

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