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TRT World profiles the Emerson String Quartet as the group looks to its 40th anniversary season.
This release unites on record for the first time America’s reigning star soprano Renée Fleming and its premier string quartet, The Emersons, to take us on a journey into the twilight world of Vienna in the 1920s and 30s in music imbued with late romanticism and burgeoning modernism.
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On May 11, 2013, departing cellist David Finckel passed the baton to incoming member Paul Watkins, marking the Emerson String Quartet's first change in personnel in 34 years.

By Tristan Cook
The Emerson String Quartet demonstrates in words and music their unique democratic nature in how they develop programs, rehearse and explore options for interpretation. They also demonstrate a clear love for ensemble playing and the value each member brings to the music and the group. In the end, they all agree: "The music is the boss."
The Emerson String Quartet finds itself in the hot seat, answering (almost) everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.