Breaking: Sony steal glittering prize from DG

Breaking: Sony steal glittering prize from DG


norman lebrecht

March 30, 2011

In its second swoop of the week, predatory Sony Classical has poached the world’s most prestigious string quartet from rivals Deutsche Grammophon.

The Emerson Quartet will open this November with a Mozart release.
Their output on DG has slowed of late and their relationship with head office has become more distant than it used to be.
Sony are crowing that they have snatched the ‘pre-eminent’ string quartet. A video interview has been posted on the Sony Classical window, ariama, ahead of tomorrow’s press release.

pictured: President of Sony Classical Bogdan Roscic, Co-principal violinist Philip Setzer, Violist Lawrence Dutton, Co-principal violinist Eugene Drucker, and Cellist David Finckel (Photo by Tristan Cook)