Artists

Jerusalem Quartet

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Hila Baggio

Soprano

Program

Erwin Schulhoff

Five Pieces for String Quartet

5 Yiddish Cabaret Songs for Soprano and String Quartet

Arrangement by Leonid Desyatnikov

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

String Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major op. 26

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Together with soprano Hila Baggio, the Jerusalem Quartet examines the diverse influences of Jewish composers and Jewish musical traditions on 20th-century European music. Late and post-Romantic works by Erwin Schulhoff and Erich Wolfgang Korngold are juxtaposed with quartet arrangements of Yiddish cabaret songs from the interwar period.

At the end of the season, the Quartet Week casts a spotlight on what many consider to be the quintessential chamber music format. Between June 7 and 16, eleven extraordinary international ensembles will explore both the historical development and the vast emotional scope of the string quartet genre in the intimate space of the Pierre Boulez Saal.