Shostakovich de-constructed – The Jerusalem Quartet’s perspective of music behind the iron curtain.

The Jerusalem Quartet (front to back – Kyril Zlotnikov(cello) , Ori Kam(viola) Alexander Pavlovsky( first violin), Sergei Bresler (second violin)Photo: Alex Broede “They are all great, each one of them,” says Alexander Pavlovsky, first violinist of the Jerusalem Quartet, when asked if he had any favorites within the grand total of 15 string quartets that form a thread throughout Shostakovich’s oeuvre, which mirrors its historic place and time almost like no other. The members...
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