Emerson String Quartet
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BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 | Jan Smaczny
'The Emersons' affection for Dvořák's quartets is always evident'

The Times (London)
"... with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity."
The New York Times
"The performances were everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Few string quartets have regularly displayed such individuality among members -- an ideal stance for coloring and differentiating the complex strands of the fugues."
"The precision and grace with which the ensemble dispatched the opening of the final movement was breathtaking, and by the adrenaline-pumping coda it was difficult to sit still."
"The Emerson has staked its claim to being the one indispensable quartet in a world that is constantly creating more, excellent ensembles."
"These are high-powered performances with at times terrifying attack and explosive accenting...they are mightily impressive."
Houston Chronicle
"...the Emerson played with vigor and style ...infusing the familiar music with energy and transparency."
The Washington Post
"The Emerson String Quartet...has the easy virtuosity, precise sense of ensemble, rhythmic vigor and rich polished tone..."
The Boston Globe
"The Emerson performances represented an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness."
The New York Times
"The Emerson is one of the most impressive of American string quartets."
"I very much doubt whether Haydn ever heard his music sound like this; and if that is so, then I think it was a deprivation much to be regretted on his behalf."