The Subscription Series opens with the esteemed pianist Richard Goode, whose performances “it is virtually impossible to walk away from…without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, in the works he played or about pianism itself” (The New York Times). A magisterial presence at the keyboard, he is revered as “one of the finest pianists in the world” (The Washington Post). His elegantly crafted program includes Debussy’s Images, Book II, and Bach’s Partita No. 5, a buoyant work of joyous virtuosity.
Over the past two decades, the Jerusalem Quartet has consistently garnered accolades and acclaim for its “passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend” (The Times, London). Opening with Haydn and 20th-century master Shostakovich, the ensemble concludes with Brahms’ intense and restless first quartet.
HAYDN: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths”
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117
BRAHMS: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1