For its debut album on Sony Classical, Mozart: The Prussian
, the Emerson String Quartet has selected
Mozart’s last three string quartets, the “Prussian” quartets.
Having recorded Mozart’s
as well as the flute quartets, the Emerson
have long desired to add more Mozart to their repertoire. This
new album sees them recording Mozart quartets for the first
time in 20 years.
The Emerson Quartet says: “In playing Mozart, we always strive
for elegance, beauty and style. In the purely melodic passages,
we try to imitate the human voice, ranging from the most
intimate pianissimo to a full sonority when appropriate. Mozart
has played an important role in our concert repertoire, and
we felt that it was time to add more of this wonderful and
challenging music to our discography.” From the Label