Beethoven String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 3
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, ‘Serioso’
Beethoven String Quintet in C major, Op. 29
Alexander Pavlovsky violin
Sergei Bresler violin
Ori Kam viola
Kyril Zlotnikov cello
Pinchas Zukerman viola
John Suchet presenter
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The Jerusalem Quartet returns for its second concert at the Beethoven Festival with a selection of music that communicates the depth and complexity of Beethoven’s small-scale string works. The first quartet Beethoven wrote, his Quartet for Strings No. 3, has a unique harmonic tension throughout, creating a sense of uncertainty that only resolves at the very end.
Pinchas Zukerman joins the Jerusalem Quartet to perform the only piece written originally as a string quintet that Beethoven put to paper. This rarely-performed work emphasises the richness of the lower strings, aided by a second viola that adds musical depth to the piece.
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