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The Emerson Quartet play Beethoven at the Savannah Music Festival. From left: Philip Setzer, Eugene Drucker, David Finckel and Lawrence Dutton Frank Stewart /Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Beethoven's String Quartet Of Transcendence

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The Emerson Quartet's latest passion is the late string quartets by Dvorak. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 [Allegretto]

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Soprano Ailyn Perez and tenor Stephen Costello met in music school. Now married, the couple sings together around the world — as in Gounod's Romeo and Juliet at Opera Philadelphia in 2001. Kelly & Massa Photography/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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David Finckel is a longtime member of the Emerson String Quartet. Journeys: Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg is his last recording with the group. Christian Steiner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Finckel On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard

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Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel decodes the String Quartet No. 8.

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A Classical Mother's Day

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Mozart and Brahms

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Violin Concerto, Op. 14 [Allegro]

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The Decade In Classical Recordings

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Cellist David Finckel (l) with his colleagues of more than 30 years. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Hear David Finckel Discuss His Decision

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Ted Libbey and Fred Child Recommend The Beethoven String Quartets

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An engraving of Franz Schubert, a year before he wrote his famed String Quintet in C. Getty / Hulton Archive hide caption

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Schubert's String Quintet In C

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Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe (right) take on everything from Michael Jackson to Mozart on When Words Fade. Brent Cline hide caption

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From Mozart To Michael Jackson: Classical Contenders

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The Emerson String Quartet.

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String Quartet No. 23 in F major ("Prussian 3"), K. 590 [4. Allegro]

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Mondnacht

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