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 On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard

The quartet's new album of Tchaikovsky and Schoenberg is the last to feature the cellist and longtime member of the group.

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David Finckel Bidding Farewell To The Emersons

Cellist David Finckel announces that he's leaving America's most iconic string quartet — after 34 years.

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From Mozart To Michael Jackson: Classical Contenders

Performance Today host Fred Child highlights yMusic, a piano duo and the Emerson String Quartet.

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Mozart Quartets Fit For A King

After 35 years together, the Emerson String Quartet is still making superb music. Hear them play part of one of Mozart's "Prussian" quartets.

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