Jerusalem String Quartet
Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Representing the new generation of superb classical musicians from Israel, the up-and-coming Jerusalem String Quartet earned an ECHO Classic award for its 2008 recording of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden — just one step along its rapid climb to the upper echelons of chamber music. This eclectic program, culling music from three distinct periods, highlights Jerusalem String Quartet’s wide range and consummate ability. The classical elegance of Mozart’s String Quartet in D Minor calls out to the romantic passion of Brahms’ second quartet over a bridge of 20th-century angst, Shostakovich’s gripping String Quartet No. 10.
MOZART: String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 1