Monday 11th May 2020, 7.30pm (ends approx 9.20pm)
St James' Church, Chipping Campden

The Jerusalem Quartet

Alexander Pavlovsky violin
Sergei Bresler violin
Ori Kam viola
Kyril Zlotnikov  cello

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Beethoven

String quartet in C♯ minor Op.131 (40’)

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Beethoven

String quartet in A minor Op.132 (45’)

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the inclusion of most of the late quartets in our festival was a major priority. Once that was decided the question was which string quartets would we ask to take part. The response to the Jerusalem quartets last visit was one of overwhelming praise from our audience, so I was delighted when they agreed to return, and am hugely grateful to Michael & Felicia Crystal for offering to sponsor this concert. For nearly a quarter of a century the quartet have been regular guests on the world’s most prestigious concert stages. Writing of the astonishing Op.131, composer and musicologist Robert Simpson says – “Beethoven wrote this great work in 1826 and appears to have thought it his finest. Certainly nothing could surpass its depth, scope, originality, or organic perfection” and of 132 “Apart from its profoundly luminous slow movement, it is the darkest, and the adagio perhaps represents an inner freedom from the outward sufferings the rest of the work seems to reflect.”

 

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” The Times

Tickets:

Reserved £35 & £30
Unreserved £25
Students £1

This concert is sponsored by Michael and Felicia Crystal