Shostakovich de-constructed – The Jerusalem Quartet’s perspective of music behind the iron curtain.

The Jerusalem Quartet (front to back – Kyril Zlotnikov(cello) , Ori Kam(viola) Alexander Pavlovsky( first violin), Sergei Bresler (second violin)Photo: Alex Broede “They are all great, each one of them,” says Alexander Pavlovsky, first violinist of the Jerusalem Quartet, when asked if he had any favorites within the grand total of 15 string quartets that form a thread throughout Shostakovich’s oeuvre, which mirrors its historic place and time almost like no other. The members...
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CMS Master-Class With Pianist Jeremy Denk

Two sets of young performers had a chance to coach with pianist Jeremy Denk, at the Chamber Music Society’s sold out master-class program at the Rose Studio, today. The photo shows the more advanced group, Asi Matathias – an awesome young violinist; pianist Dominic Cheli and cellist Mark Yee. Mr. Denk, in the middle, shared his various opinions and his “baggage”, as he humorously called his own recollections and insights he gained when playing...
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