The Digital Hall - Online Concerts!

The current health crisis has posed great challenges for musicians. We teamed up with the best sound and film producers in order to continue to bring our concert-lectures to you in the highest quality, until we can all return to the concert halls.

"The quartet delivered an inspired and technically flawless performance. A perfect replacement to the live concert we miss so dearly"
Prof. Emeritus Jehoash Hirshberg,
Department of Musicology, Hebrew University

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A Life in Music Online!

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Smetana String Quartet No. 1 From My Life

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8


The string quartet does not usually lend itself to program 

music, but when it does, it is often deeply personal and autobiographical, as in these two masterpieces.

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Mozart and Salieri
Online!

Carmel Quartet and Malenki Theatre actors join forces to perform Pushkin's play "Mozart and Salieri"!

A human story of envy, rage and admiration in the face of unimaginable genius.

The wonderful Italian pianist Pietro Bonfilio will join a quartet to perform musical interludes by Mozart and Salieri, among them the exciting lacrimosa from the Requiem.

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Who wrote the Kreutzer Sonata? 

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Beethoven

String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 Serioso

 

Janáček

String Quartet no. 1 Kreutzer Sonata

 

Beethoven’s dramatic and powerful musical language influenced composers, writers and thinkers. In his famous novella The Kreutzer Sonata, named after Beethoven’s great work, Tolstoy gave expression to the powerful influences he found in the music. Leoš Janáček, one of Czechoslovakia’s greatest composers, responded in turn to Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece with his First String Quartet, which carries the title of the book.

 

The Human Comedy

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

 

Haydn

String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2, The Joke

 

Stravinsky

3 Pieces for String Quartet

 

Shostakovich

2 Pieces for String Quartet

Beethoven

String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 Serioso (Finale)

 

What exactly is musical humor? Different composers have different answers! We shall play along with Haydn, visit Stravinsky’s circus, and discover how the tragic becomes comic with Beethoven and Shostakovich.

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Family Portrait

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn

String Quartet in E Flat Major

 

Felix Mendelssohn

String Quartet in F Major, Op. 80

In contrast to the way Felix Mendelssohn’s music was universally celebrated, the talent of his sister Fanny was suppressed throughout her life. Even today her works are seldom performed, despite their outstanding merit and despite her huge influence on Mendelssohn’s life and work. This concert will present a performance of Fanny Mendelssohn’s rarely-heard String Quartet together with a unique work by Felix in which he gives expression to his unbearable grief at her untimely death.

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Discovering New Worlds

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

Dvorak String Quartet in F Major American

Dvorak's American quartet and America's musical story in the late 19th century in a multimedia concert.

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Baroque Avante-Guarde

Yizhar Karshon Presentation and Cembalo

Ophira Zakai Theorbo

 

Marco Uccellini - Bergamasca for two violins andcontinuo

Dario Castello - Sonata No. 10 for two violins and continuo

Tarquinio Merula - Ciaccona

Antonio Vivaldi - La Folia 

C.P.E. Bach - Sanguines und Melancholicus

Johan Sebastian Bach - Concerto in D minor for Harpsichord BWV 1052

Presented by Yizhar Karshon, one of Israel’s most prominent baroque musicians, we will explore the virtuosity, emotional extremes and depth of the music written in that period, and perform some of the great masterpieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Castello, etc.

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Songs of Praise

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 Rasumovsky

Ives Scherzo for String Quartet

Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 Emperor

 

When the most intimate of ensembles, the quartet,

plays the most extrovert of genres, national anthems,

there is always an interesting story to be told…