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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.

program

  • Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1
  • Bartok: Quartet No. 5
  • Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

location

Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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