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String Quartet

This Is A String Quartet Like You've Never Seen

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts

This is a piano quartet like you've never seen. Dedicated to "redefining the conventional chamber music concert," the Salut Salon quartet combines ...

Departures

David Finckel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

Almost a month has passed since I played my final concert as cellist of the Emerson String Quartet after a run of 34 years. After thousands of concerts, incalculable hours of rehearsals, unforgettable meals, joke-telling and schlepping; one moment I was in, and the next I was out.

Disappearing Music

David Finckel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.

Making Music in the Emerson String Quartet

David Finckel | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

I have told people often, in all seriousness, that I became a cellist in my teens through learning the solo literature, but that I became a musician in my twenties from playing in the Emerson String Quartet.

The Sensual Viola: The Hunt Begins

Masumi Per Rostad | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Masumi Per Rostad

I must be crazy. I know that I have a great fiddle but, somehow, 11 years later, I also know that this isn't my final instrument. I am looking for my own beautiful Guad like Bernie still dreams about. I am looking for my final viola...

Vanishing Rituals

David Finckel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

There is a good deal of curiosity about the private lives of string quartets, as if they were bizarre, secret societies. I answered a small variety of questions this way I can begin to give you some idea of what it's really like.

4 Signs You've Found The Perfect Wedding Band

Mary Giannone | Posted 02.10.2013 | Weddings
Mary Giannone

The musicians you and your future partner choose will provide the soundtrack to your distinctive love story, so it is important to consider all aspects before signing the dotted line.

The Long Goodbye

David Finckel | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

Having announced that I would be vacating my chair as cellist of the Emerson String Quartet I had sailed through the rest of the densely-packed 2011-12 winter season, putting off for a future date the heavy thinking that I knew would come into play as my final year of concerts approached.

ReThink Review: A Late Quartet -- Strings, Bows, and Arrows

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe you're like me and know next to nothing about classical music, string quartets, and the men and women who perform it. But none of those things kept me from enjoying A Late Quartet, an impressive indie film.