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L. BEETHOVEN Strings Quartet No.11, in F minor, Op. 95
S. PROKOFIEV Strings Quartet No. 1, Op. 50
A. DVORÁK Strings Quartet No. 12, in F major, Op. 96, “American”
The FIMA – Festival Internacional de Música do Algarve presents the first concert of the series “Great Quartets”, with the Jerusalem Quartet, who comes from Israel.
The “String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95” by Beethoven, which opens this concert, is the last piece of Beethoven’s intermediate phase, during which his deafness worsened dramatically. The great originality and subjectivity of Beethoven influenced all subsequent composition for quartets, as is the case of Prokofiev and Dvorák, which complement this concert repertoire. Prokofiev’s “String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50” demonstrates a classic formality without abandoning a more contemporary language. Dvorák’s “String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96”, also known as “American”, takes us back to Indian music and also to some spirituals, which the composer absorbed after his move into the United States.
The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular guest in major world auditoriums. The Israeli musicians embarked on a journey of growth and maturity in 1996, which has resulted in a vast repertoire and in an extraordinary deepness of expression.