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Chamber music ensemble, iStockphoto

Appreciating chamber music

An ear for music is very different from a taste for music. I have no ear whatever; I could not sing an air to save my life; but I have the intensest delight in music, and can detect good from bad. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) […]

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Emerson String Quartet Mendelssohn Quartets

An octet with four people

In 2005, the Emerson String Quartet released an album of Mendelssohn’s string quartets which also included a version of the octet. Instead of partnering with another string quartet, though, they recorded it by themselves, taking great care to make it sound like a real […]

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