Jerusalem Quartet

Barber Concert Hall
Wednesday 13th February 2013 (19:30)
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Barber Evening Concert

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

  • Mozart
    Quartet in B flat, K. 589
  • Shostakovich
    Quartet No. 12 in D flat, op. 133
  • Beethoven
    Quartet B flat, op. 18 no. 6

Like visual artists, composers have traditionally relied on patrons, not only to commission their works but also to fund their publication and promote their performance. The importance of patronage in music is illustrated by this programme. Mozart’s Quartet in B flat, K. 589, was written for King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia, an amateur cellist, while Shostakovich’s quartet is dedicated to Dmitry Tsyganov, the first violinist of the Beethoven Quartet, which premièred the work. Prince Lobkowitz, to whom Beethoven dedicated his first set of quartets, op. 18, was one of the composer’s early patrons.

Barber Concert Hall

Admission: £12, £9 concessions, £6 Friends, £3 students