Intimate Letters

May 19, 2009

The world-renowned and unparalleled Emerson String Quartet, which has already produced over thirty award-winning albums, applies its unmistakable intensity and energy to its latest release, Intimate Letters, an exploration of the personally expressive works of two great Czech composers: Leoš Janácek's String Quartet No. 1 "after Leo Tolstoy: The Kreutzer Sonata"; String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"; and Bohuslav Martinu's Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola. Best Chamber Music Performance, 52nd annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)

About the Album


Released by Deutsche Grammophon, Intimate Letters is now available for purchase and download-along with a special bonus track.

LEOŠ JANÁCEK (1854-1928): String Quartet No. 1 "after Leo Tolstoy: The Kreutzer Sonata"
I. Adagio - Con moto
II. Con moto
III. Con moto - Vivace - Andante - Tempo I
IV. Con moto

BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola H. 313
I. Poco allegro
II. Poco andante
III. Allegro
Philip Setzer, violin | Lawrence Dutton, viola

JANÁ?EK: String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"
I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro
II. Adagio - Vivace - Andante - Presto - Allegro - Vivo - Adagio
III. Moderato - Adagio - Allegro
IV. Allegro - Andante - Con moto - Adagio - Tempo I

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