Old World-New World

April 13, 2010

Fresh off its ninth Grammy win for last year's album Intimate Letters, the Emerson String Quartet releases Old World-New World for Deutsche Grammophon on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

About the Album

Old World-New World realizes the ensemble's longtime aspiration to record a retrospective of its most beloved Dvorák works. The Emerson String Quartet's long cherished dream to record their favorite Dvor k string quartets is realized with their tenderhearted and infatuated readings of the Czech genius's middle and late quartets. A bonanza of romantic melody, not a note on this 3-CD release has ever before been recorded by the Emersons. Dvorak's youthful and infrequently performed song cycle on the subject of love, Cypresses, provides a compelling thematic trove for several of these enamoring quartets.

This three-disc set features the premiere recording of each of these works by the Emerson String Quartet:
Disc I features Dvorák's middle Quartets, Nos. 10 and 11;
the programmatic "American" Quintet with Paul Neubauer and 12-song-cycle Cypresses comprise Disc II;
and the final disc culminates in the composer's last two quartets, Nos. 13 and 14.

No items found.