Savannah Music Festival LIVE 309 – Emerson String Quartet Plays Dvorak – Part Two

Original air date: week of June 14, 2010

During his career, Czech composer Antonin Dvorak wrote 14 string quartets, all between 1862 and 1895. His final two quartets, with their mastery of form, color and expression, are a fitting summation of Dvorak’s exceptional achievement in this genre. During March of 2010, the Emerson Quartet performed two all-Dvorak concerts at the Savannah Music Festival which featured several of the great composer’s masterworks. This program is the second of three featuring selections from those performances, and it will conclude with the Opus 105, the 13th quartet written by Dvorak.