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Duke Arts Presents

Emerson String Quartet

Saturday, October 16, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

“Technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting” (NY Times), the Emerson may be the most accomplished string quartet in the world. They bring their bracing virtuosity to a program of final works by three of the greatest chamber composers. Haydn’s final unfinished quartet and Schubert’s trembling, otherworldly masterwork are set against Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6 (1939), an elegy that was the last piece the master wrote in his native Hungary before fleeing the German Reich.

HAYDN: String Quartet No. 68 in D Major, Op. 103, H. 3/83 (unfinished)
BARTOK: String Quartet No. 6
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887


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