Emerson String Quartet Masters “Art of Fugue”

Emerson String Quartet, Baird Auditorium

The fugue is an archaic musical form. The Emerson String Quartet, throughout its nearly four-decade history, has been the epitome of the modern American chamber ensemble. On Sunday evening, the two musical worlds happily collided, as the Emerson players offered a magisterial traversal of the two greatest fugal works in the chamber repertory: Bach’s “Art of Fugue” and Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge.”…

Read the full review here (Washington Post, December 8, 2014).

Photo by Lisa Mazzucco
Photo by Lisa Mazzucco