Friday, February 17, 2012

Jewish Times of South Jersey: 'Samuel Barber Quartet to Perform at Vineland’s Beth Israel'

[Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still; Denver Oldham, piano; Koch International Classics 3-7084-2H1]

Jewish Times of South Jersey
2012-02-17 / National / World Briefs

The celebrated Samuel Barber String Quartet will perform a concert of music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Borodin, and William Grant Still at Beth Israel Congregation, 1015 E. Park Ave., Vineland, Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m.

The ensemble’s program will include Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1, one of his loveliest chamber works; Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D major, one of the great Romantic string quartets and famous for its famous 'Nocturne' movement; and Still’s Panamanian Dances, a work by one of our most prominent African-American composers featuring indigenous and Spanish influenced Latin American folk music.

The musicians of the Barber String Quartet are violinists Alisha Dossumova and Nina Vieru, violist Dennis Krasnokutsky, and cellist Rajli Bicolli.” [WilliamGrant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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