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Aviv Competitons 1999
 Jerusalem Quartet



    J. S. Bach
    Ouverture-nach Franzosischer Art, Partita h-moll BWV 831 (pub. 1735)
  1. Overture 08:36
  2. Courante 02:47
  3. Gavotte 1&2 02:43
  4. 02:13 Passepied 1&2
  5. Sarabande 03:29
  6. Bouree 1&2 02:57
  7. Gigue 02:40
  8. Echo 02:39


  9. S. Prokofiev
    Sonata no. 1 for violin and piano (1938-1946)
  10. Andante Assai 06:42
  11. Allegro brusco 06:42
  12. Andante 07:13
  13. Allegrissimo 07:01


  14. E. Bozza
    Ballade pour trombone tenor et piano op. 62 (1944)
  15. Andantino ma non troppo 07:49
From the CD booklet:
Featured in this CD is a selection of three pieces played by the winners of the first Aviv Competition, which took place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art in February, 1999. The format of the Aviv Competition is based on the ARD(German Radio) Competitions held every few years in Munich and is the result of the merger of the Francois Shapira Competition for Young Musicians (established in 1976 with a variety of prizes that include the Rafi Goralnick Prize (piano), the Ilona Korenhauser Prize (violin) and the Olia and Maris Zilberman Prize for the Interpretation of Israeli Music. The Aviv Competition is open to musicians between the ages of 19 to 29, and instrumental categories rotate in groups of three or four every year,except for the piano prize which is offered every year. Contestants are required to participate in two comprehensive stages comprising the performance of a full recital programme and a concerto with piano accompaniment. The roster of judges is drawn from a national and international pool of distinguished musicians, and the awarding of a first prize is not mandatory. In addition to the recording of this CD, Aviv Competition winners are entitled to financial assistance for travel abroad in order to take part in prestigious international competitions and concerts, as well as assistance in arranging recitals and concert performances in Israel. The Aviv Competition is sponsored jointly by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art and the Cultural Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Three winners are featured in this CD:22-year-old pianist Ido Bar-Shai, studying at the time of recording this disc with Pnina Zalzmann at the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. 24-year-old Russian-born violinist Sergei Ostrovsky, 1st violinist and founder of the renowned and successful Aviv Quartet, currently studying with the Alban Berg Quartet in Germany. The third winner is the late 29-year-old trombonist Sergei Gambarian, who was principal trombone with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le-Zion and tragically passed away a short time after recording this CD.
 
© A production of the Jerusalem Music Centre
Recorded at the Jerusalem Music Centre in 1999
Producer: Abraham Gat
Tone master: Vadim Beili
Recording Engineer: Ilia Beck
Graphic Design: Studio Kav Graph
Photography: Leon Sokoletsky
Booklet Notes: Keren Zehavi