Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets Jerusalem Quartet
- Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10:
- 1I. Animé et très décidé06:35
- 2II. Assez vif et bien rythmé03:56
- 3III. Andantino, doucement expressif07:47
- 4IV. Très modéré07:09
- Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Quatuor en Fa Majeur, M. 35:
- 5I. Allegro moderato08:18
- 6II. Assez vif, très rythmé05:57
- 7III. Très lent08:08
- 8IV. Vif et agité05:34
Info for Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets
First volume of an Anniversary series: A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. The musicians of the Jerusalem Quartet offer a new reading of his only String Quartet, in the logical coupling with its Ravelian counterpart: in some respects, the two works might seem like twins – and yet what differences there are between them!
Alexander Pavlovsky, violin
Sergei Bresler, violin
Ori Kam, viola
Kyril Zlotnikov, cello
The Jerusalem Quartet
was founded in 1993, and began its training in Jerusalem, under the direction of the violinist Avi Abramovitch. From 1999 to 2001 the quartet received support from the BBC (as BBC New Generation Artists), then in 2003 it was the recipient of the first Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
The Jerusalem Quartet is now a regular guest in the world’s leading concert halls, notably in the United States where it is increasingly present. It performs with such artists as Alexander Melnikov, Lawrence Power, and Sharon Kam.
The quartet’s discography on harmonia mundi has won many international awards. Its interpretation of Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet won a Diapason d’Or of the Year in 2008 and an ECHO Klassik award in 2009, while its most recent release, Schumann’s Piano Quintet and Quartet, received distinctions from BBC Music Magazine, Scherzo, and Télérama.