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Launch of Shostakovich Quartet Website

In anticipation of one of the key events in its 2012-2013 season, the Jerusalem Quartet’s performances of the complete string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, the Chamber Music Society has launched a multi-feature site devoted to these extraordinary works.

The site www.ShostakovichQuartets.com, unprecedented in scope, will include the following features:

  • Biographical information 
  • Long and short notes on each quartet by musicologist Paul Griffiths 
  • Timeline depicting the historical events, juxtaposed with a timeline of the quartets 
  • Videos: including performance excerpts and commentary from the Jerusalem Quartet and other musicians 
  • Live-streaming of first of the five lectures, followed by post-lecture online access to the additional four 
  • Interactive musical score of one movement 
  • Streamed and downloadable AudioNotes with musical examples 
  • Recording excerpts featuring Emerson String Quartet and the Jerusalem Quartet 
  •  Program Notes, Biography, and Timeline information 

© Paul Griffiths 2012. Site created by Barrel.

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