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Jerusalem Quartet (Virginia G. Piper Concert Series)
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel, these four Israeli musicians visit for a program spanning three centuries. Praised by the The New York Times for “passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend,” the Jerusalem Quartet has performed and recorded since 1996, with appearances in London, Paris, Zurich, Hamburg, St. Petersburg, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and other major cities, and recorded award-winning albums for the Harmonia Mundi label.
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019, 5 p.m.
- Single: $49
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In connection with naming the ensemble the winner of the BBC Music Magazine Award for chamber music, the magazine said of the Jerusalem Quartet: “An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.”
Their program traces the history of the string quartet from its roots to the mid-20th century. Haydn, who essentially created the string quartet in its current form, composed his Op. 76 in 1797. Bartok’s quartets were famous for blending vigorous folk-music rhythms with the tradition of the string quartet; he composed his String Quartet No. 5 in 1934. Beethoven’s Op. 127 Quartet, from 1825, was the first of the composer’s five late quartets, a set famous for pushing the boundaries of the form.
- Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1
- Bartok: Quartet No. 5
- Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127