There aren't many household names in chamber music, but the Emerson String Quartet has as strong a claim to that status as anyone. Wednesday night, the nine-time Grammy-winning quartet showed off its unerring musicality and finely honed teamwork in an all-Dvorák evening presented by the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City.
The program included nine movements from Dvorák's early 12-song cycle "The Cypresses," which the composer later arranged for quartet. (A 10th "Cypress" was tossed in as an encore.) The songs' titles -- "Death Reigns in Many a Human Breast," "When Thy Sweet Glances on Me Fall" -- give a clue to their quaint musical content. The Emerson's delivery was sweetly sentimental but never cloying.