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Pro Musica Hebraica Surveys Israeli Composers

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P. Ben-Haim, String Quintet / String Quartet No. 1, S. Waterman, Carmel Quartet
(Toccata, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, Ariel Quartet pays tribute to Israeli composers and folk music (Washington Post, December 16, 2014)
Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has developed a thriving classical music culture. The latest concert from Pro Musica Hebraica, presented Sunday night in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, was the first in the series to focus exclusively on music from that country. The Ariel Quartet, formed in Jerusalem, gave intense, even frenetic performances of four pieces for string quartet by three Israeli composers.

Paul Ben-Haim, born in Munich, wrote his first string quartet in 1937, and it fuses European and Jewish folk elements... [Continue reading]
Ariel Quartet
Pro Musica Hebraica
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater


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