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

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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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Hear David Finckel Discuss His Decision

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

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Violin Concerto, Op. 14 [Allegro]

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