Da Camera: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich

Wendy Lesser, author of "Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets"
Da Camera of Houston presents the first two programs in an extended concert-series in which the Jerusalem String Quartet will perform all 15 of the Quartets by Russia’s most important composer of the 20th Century, Dmitri Shostakovich. Critic and commentator Wendy Lesser and two members of the Jerusalem String Quartet talk with us about Shostakovich’s ground-breaking, yet very personal works.

Wendy Lesser talks with St.John Flynn; cellist Kyril Zlotnikov and violist Ori Kam talk with Bob Stevenson.