Intimate Letters

Intimate Letters

by Emerson String Quartet
     
 
When the Emerson String Quartet releases an album, one’s expectation of excellence isn’t met -- it’s exceeded. The Emersons’ exploration of Czech chamber music on this new recording further burnishes a lustrous reputation.

The Emersons perform at a superior level of intensity, integrity, energy, and commitment demonstrated since its formation in 1976. It now

Overview

When the Emerson String Quartet releases an album, one’s expectation of excellence isn’t met -- it’s exceeded. The Emersons’ exploration of Czech chamber music on this new recording further burnishes a lustrous reputation.

The Emersons perform at a superior level of intensity, integrity, energy, and commitment demonstrated since its formation in 1976. It now brings these qualities to the first two of Janácek’s String Quartets and 3 Madrigals for violin and viola by Martinu.

Intimate Letters (Quartet no. 2) is based on Janácek’s letters to his muse, Kamila Stösslová. We are the fortunate beneficiaries of Janácek’s unrequited passion! This passionate piece also plays a key role in the Daniel-Day Lewis film, The Unbearable Lightness of Being. -- From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947780939
catalogNumber:
001277002
Rank:
92368

Tracks

  1. String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), JW 7/8  - Leos Janácek  -  Emerson String Quartet  - Fred Munzmaier  - Matthias Spindler
  2. Madrigals (3) for violin & viola ("Duo No. 1"), H. 313  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Lawrence Dutton  - Fred Munzmaier  - Philip Setzer  - Matthias Spindler
  3. String Quartet No. 2 ("Listy duverné," "Intimate Letters"), JW 7/13  - Leos Janácek  -  Emerson String Quartet  - Fred Munzmaier  - Matthias Spindler

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