The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

Every year in late summer some of the best musicians worldwide meet in Israel for The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival (JCMF), established by pianist Elena Bashkirova and advocate Yeheskell Beinisch. In 2016, the 19th Festival was dedicated to interrelated composers like Brahms/Schumann or Schubert/Beethoven – played by outstanding artists like Sir András Schiff, Baiba Skride, Menahem Pressler or Emmanuel Pahud in the halls of the Jerusalem YMCA.

The festival continues to be an outstanding success because of its adherence to its original mission: to deliver a series of performances that allows people to unite in celebration of the joy of making music. While the lineup of musicians always includes new names and faces, the festival also honors its relationships with those who have performed year after year and has thus succeeded in fostering a close-knit community of music lovers in Jerusalem. Every year the festival has about 9,000 people who are coming to the concerts, many of them to more than one. Today, the festival is considered a leading one in the world of chamber music.



Photo Credit: Dan Porges


Recording Date:8 to 10 September 2016
Recording location:YMCA Jerusalem
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Works:Sonate für Oboe und Klavier (Henri Dutilleux), Quintett Es-Dur für Klavier, Oboe, Klarinete, Horn und Fagott, op. 16 (Ludwig van Beethoven), Trio Es-Dur für Horn, Violine und Klavier, op. 40 (Johannes Brahms), Arpeggione Sonate, D821 (Franz Schubert), Streichquintett Nr. 1 F-Dur, op. 88 (Johannes Brahms), Fantasia Contrappuntistica (Ferruccio Busoni), Hommage à R. Sch. (György Kurtág), Märchenerzählungen, op. 132 (Robert Schumann), Sechs Bagatellen für Bläserquintett (György Ligeti), Streichsextett Nr. 1 B-Dur, op. 18 (Johannes Brahms), Streichoktett Es-Dur, op. 20 (Felix Mendelssohn), Klaviertrio Nr. 1 d-moll, op. 49 (Felix Mendelssohn), Klavierquintett Nr. 2 A-Dur, op. 81 (Antonín Dvořák), Serenade G-Dur, op. 141a (Max Reger)
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Picture Formats:FULL HD
Sound Formats:PCM Stereo
Co-Production Company:ZDF
Associated Production Company:ARTE Concert
Director:Henning Kasten