The 24th Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

31.8-4.9.2021

For tickets: 02-6250444

Dear Friends

We are delighted to be back and to welcome you, our devoted audiences, and our magnificent artists who have been eagerly waiting to perform here. This has been a tumultuous year for all and we are happy, after such a long absence, to both welcome old friends and to introduce wonderful new musicians.   

This year, as has always been so important to us, we bring established, world-renowned artists to perform alongside young and upcoming musicians in multi-generational performances that find expression both in smaller ensembles but also in our string orchestra which will combine both older and younger Israeli and international players. For us, this remains one of the most fundamental aspects of our festival.  

The programme is an amalgam of last year’s projected programme together with new ideas. We are happy to present women composers, not simply as lip service to a neglected genre, but here represented by the greatest creators with works which, for various reasons, have been overlooked since their inception but which are firmly part of the mainstream repertoire. Central to this concept is the world premiere of our specially commissioned Clarinet Quartet by the internationally renowned Israeli composer, Ella Milch-Sheriff.

We also cast a spotlight on a less-often performed oeuvre in Bach’s music, the wonderful keyboard Three-Part Inventions which will open five of our programmes with Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s arrangements for string trio.  

Come and enjoy yourselves together with us as we and the artists welcome you back with great joy.

PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach

Three-Part Inventions (arr: Sitkovetsky) (5′)
  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin
  • Matan Noussimovitch viola
  • Tim Park cello

Felix Mendelssohn

Konzertstück no. 1 in F minor, op. 113 (8′)
  • Pascal Moraguès, Ron Selka clarinets
  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Ella Milch-Sheriff

Clarinet Quartet (World Premiere) (12′)2020 JCMF commission
  • Pascal Moraguès clarinet
  • Yamen Saadi violin
  • Hartmut Rohde viola
  • Tim Park cello

Felix Mendelssohn

Konzertstück no. 2 in D minor, op. 114 (8′)
  • Pascal Moraguès, Ron Selka clarinets
  • Elena Bashkirova piano

Short pause

Sir András Schiff – Bach recital

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Violin & Keyboard in E major, BWV 1016 (15′)
  • Diana Tischenko violin
  • Sir András Schiff piano

Pauline Viardot  

Songs (12′)
  • Anna Samuil  soprano
  • Yaron Kohlberg piano

Fanny Mendelssohn

String Quartet in E flat major (20′)
  • Yamen Saadi, Mohamed Hiber violins
  • Matan Noussimovitch viola
  • Ivan Karizna cello

Short pause

Robert Schumann  

3 Romances, op. 94 (10′)
  • Mihaela Martin violin
  • Yaron Kohlberg piano

Clara Schumann

3 Romances, op. 22 (10′)
  • Yamen Saadi  violin
  • Elena Bashkirova  piano

Johannes Brahms 

Piano & Cello Sonata no. 1 in E minor, op. 38 (25′)
  • Sir András Schiff piano    
  • Ivan Karizna cello

Johann Sebastian Bach  

Three-part Inventions (arr: Sitkovetsky) (5′)
  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin
  • Hartmut Rohde viola
  • Tim Park cello

Igor Stravinsky

Suite from The Soldier’s Tale (18′)
  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin
  • Pascal Moraguès clarinet
  • Yaron Kohlberg  piano

Dmitri Shostakovich

Seven Romances on Verses by Alexander Blok, op. 127 (20′)
  • Anna Samuil soprano
  • Anton Barakhovsky  violin
  • Ivan Karizna cello
  • Elena Bashkirova  piano

Short pause

Mieczysław Weinberg

Sonata for 2 Violins, op. 69 (15′)
  • Gidon Kremer, Madara Petersone violins

Antonín Dvořák 

Piano Quintet no. 2 in A major, op. 81 (40′)
  • Anton Barakhovsky, Diana Tischenko violins
  • Matan Noussimovitch viola
  • Jing Zhao cello
  • David Kadouch  piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Quintet in E flat major, K. 407 (20′)
  • Sergei Nakariakov  flugelhorn
  • Christoph Poppen violin
  • Ori Kam, Hartmut Rohde  violas
  • Frans Helmerson  cello

Clara Schumann

Piano Trio in G minor, op. 17 (20′)
  • Mohamed Hiber violin
  • Astrig Siranossian cello
  • David Kadouch piano

Franz Schubert

Duo for Violin & Piano in A major, D. 574 (22′)
  • Gidon Kremer violin
  • Sir András Schiff piano

Short pause

Johannes Brahms

2 Songs for Voice, Viola & Piano, op. 91 (15′)
  • Dorothea Röschmann soprano
  • Ori Kam viola 
  • Sir András Schiff piano

Johannes Brahms

Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor, op. 101 (25′)
  • Diana Tischenko violin
  • Jing Zhao cello
  • Bishara Haroni  piano

Johann Sebastian Bach

Three-Part Inventions (arr: Sitkovetsky) (5′)

  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin
  • Ori Kam viola
  • Ivan Karizna  cello

Dmitri Shostakovich

5 Pieces for 2 Violins & Piano (arr: Atovmyan) (10′)

  • Gidon Kremer, Madara Petersone violins
  • Bishara Haroni piano

Franz Schubert  

Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione & Piano, D. 821 (30′)

  • Michael Barenboim viola  
  • Elena Bashkirova  piano

Short pause

Robert Schumann 

Märchenerzählungen, op. 132 (20′)

  • Pascal Moraguès clarinet
  • Michael Barenboim viola   
  • Elena Bashkirova  piano

Felix Mendelssohn

String Quintet no. 2 in B flat major, op. 87 (28′)

  • Mihaela Martin, Mohamed Hiber violins
  • Ori Kam, Michael Barenboim violas
  • Frans Helmerson cello

Johann Sebastian Bach

Three-Part Inventions
(arr: Sitkovetsky)
(5′)

  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin
  • Michael Barenboim viola
  • Tim Park cello

Giya Kancheli 

Twilight (20′)

  • Gidon Kremer, Madara Petersone violins
  • Ido Akov synthesiser
  • String Orchestra
  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor

Galina Ustvolskaya

Piano Sonata no. 4 (9′)

  • Yefim Bronfman piano

Short pause

Antonio Vivaldi

Aria: Sovente il sole from Andromeda Liberata, Anh. 117 (arr: M. Nakariakov) (10′)

  • Sergei Nakariakov flügelhorn
  • String Orchestra

Dmitri Shostakovich

Concerto for Piano, Trumpet & Strings in C minor, op. 35 (24′)

  • Yefim Bronfman piano
  • Sergei Nakariakov trumpet
  • String Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach

Three-Part Inventions (arr: Sitkovetsky) (5′)
  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky  violin
  • Michael Barenboim viola
  • Astrig Siranossian cello

Nadia Boulanger

3 Pieces for Cello & Piano (8′)
  • Astrig Siranossian cello
  • David Kadouch piano

Lili Boulanger

3 Pieces for Violin & Piano (8′)
  • Mohammed Hiber violin
  • David Kadouch piano

Franz Schubert

Fantasia in F minor for Piano 4 Hands, D. 940  (20′)
  • Yefim Bronfman, Elena Bashkirova piano

Short pause

Robert Schumann

Maria Stuart Lieder, op. 135 (10′)
  • Dorothea Röschmann  soprano
  • Elena Bashkirova  piano

Felix Mendelssohn

Octet for Strings in E flat major, op. 20 (33′)
  • Christoph Poppen, Diana Tischenko, Madara Petersone, Mohamed Hiber violins
  • Ori Kam, Hartmut Rohde violas
  • Jing Zhao, Astrig Siranossian cellos

Participants:

Piano

Ido Akov

Elena Bashkirova  

Yefim Bronfman 

Bishara Haroni

David Kadouch

Yaron Kohlberg

Sir András Schiff

 

Violin

Anton Barakhovsky

Mohamed Hiber

Gidon Kremer

Mihaela Martin

Madara Petersone

Christoph Poppen

Yamen Saadi

Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Diana Tishchenko

 

Trumpet / Flugelhorn

Sergei Nakaryakov

 

Clarinet

Pascal Moraguès

Ron Selka

 

Viola

Michael Barenboim 

Ori Kam

Matan Noussimovitch

Hartmut Rohde

 

Cello

Frans Helmerson

Ivan Karizna

Tim Park

Astrig Siranossian

Jing Zhao

 

Soprano

Dorothea Röschmann

Anna Samuil

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