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Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Storytellers make words speak. They also know that beyond the words they speak, their delivery is crucial. The Jerusalem Quartet has certainly mastered its delivery. Since 1996, this Israeli ensemble has been ‘making strings speak’ on prominent concert stages throughout the US and Europe. Its goal, however, extends far beyond this: to achieve, it says, “perfection of sound.”
The Quartet may never achieve this goal, but it’s certainly getting close. “An absolute triumph,” says BBC Music Magazine. “Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.” Perhaps, though, the Strad Magazine has expressed it best: “The result is by far the most intrinsically beautiful performance… that I have ever encountered.”
Mozart — Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”
Janáček — Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Beethoven — Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Photo credit: Felix Broede