Uploaded on Sep 16, 2007
(PART 1) A documentary on the Emerson String Quartet as they record the Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20 of Felix Mendelssohn---a feat both musically and technologically innovative in modern chamber music.
The album, MENDELSSOHN: THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS went on to win 2 Grammy Awards, including Best Chamber Music Performance and Best Engineered Album for producer Da-Hong Seetoo (featured).
The Emerson String Quartet:
Philip Setzer, violins
Lawrence Dutton, viola
David Finckel, cello
The recording is courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon, GmbH:
Video produced by Peachtoad Productions: