By Edith Eisler
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Mendelssohn String Quartet. Orion String Quartet. St. Petersburg String Quartet. Tokyo String Quartet. ISBN 978-1-890490-15-7 ISBN 978-1-936604-09-8 (ebook) 1. String quartets (Musical groups) I. Title: Twenty-first-century string quartets. II. Title. III. Series. 7194—dc21 99-054129 String Letter Publishing Table of Contents Introduction The Emerson String Quartet The American String Quartet The Juilliard String Quartet The Tokyo String Quartet The Borodin String Quartet The Manhattan String Quartet The St.
We all know that the classical-music recording industry is facing grave problems,” Drucker says in explanation of the “talking” CD. “When CDs first came out, they generated a great revival of interest in classical recordings, because everybody was replacing their LPs. But CDs don’t have to be replaced; they don’t become scratched or obsolete and they last forever. That puts the industry in a very difficult position. Besides, classical music generally, in our present culture, is going through a crisis.
Recording exclusively on Deutsche Grammophon, the group has won four Grammy Awards (for best classical album and best chamber-music performance). The players have spent nearly two decades as faculty members at the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, where they run a special training program for young quartets. Each of the musicians maintains an active solo schedule, and cellist David Finckel, with his wife, pianist Wu Han, also codirects the SummerFest La Jolla series and cofounded a recording company called ArtistLed.