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24 May - 11:39 am NZ
Starts at 8:00 pm on Friday, 18 May 2012
Recorded in the Auckland Town Hall - Kodály, Mendelssohn, Brahms
A broadcast of a concert recorded in August 2009 from one of the world’s most respected musicians Pinchas Zukerman, as he teams up with his Zukerman Chamber Players to perform works by Kodály, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Equally respected as a violinist, violist, conductor, teacher and chamber musician, Zukerman is indeed a master of our time. In a continuing effort to motivate future generations of musicians through education and outreach, Zukerman teamed up with four protégés to form the Zukerman Chamber Players during the 2002-2003 season.
The ensemble appears regularly at the most prestigious summer festivals throughout the United States. Together they have amassed an international touring record of more than 100 concerts and released four recordings.
Tonight’s performance opens with the Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodály. Bartók described Kodály’s music as “the most perfect embodiment of the Hungarian spirit”, clearly evident in this awe-inspiring work. Expansive melodies and heartfelt expression characterise the Mendelssohn String Quintet which follows. The last work densely textured and richly coloured, comes from the heart and mind of the mature Brahms, it is his String Quintet No 2.
(Source: Chamber Music New Zealand)
This concert was recorded in the Auckland Town Hall by Radio New Zealand
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