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At the Heart of Chamber Music DVD
for players | for teachers | for students | for music lovers

At the Heart of Chamber Music is a 'must-watch' video for anyone who loves chamber music. Whether you're a player, a teacher, a music student or a listener, this attractive and enjoyable program will engage you and open your ears and eyes to the intimate language of chamber music.

At the Heart of Chamber Music follows three ensembles as they are coached by Gillian Rogell and the Jupiter Quartet. As each group responds to the suggestions of the coaches, you, the viewer, gain insight into this world of sound and expression.

This video is a window into the music-making process. Watching the performers, you'll begin to see beyond the formality of classical concerts. Go 'behind the scenes', and gain new knowledge that will help you feel the passion of the players and the music. You'll develop a deeper understanding of all classical music and increase your enjoyment of this superb art form.

The DVD At the Heart of Chamber Music is out of print, and available now for viewing on YouTube.


B O N U S   F E A T U R E S

o Paul Katz, the founding cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, adds insightful commentary throughout the program, and his complete conversation with Gillian is included as a bonus feature.

o The Jupiter Quartet is joined by Paul Katz and violist Barry Shiffman in an exquisite live performance of the first movement of Brahms' G Major Sextet.

At the Heart of Chamber Music has been aired on select PBS stations, and was chosen from among 13,000 international submissions to win two 'Telly' Awards, honoring outstanding local and regional television productions and DVD programs.

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FOR PLAYERS:
This video "conveys the deepest concepts, issues and solutions in the clearest and most supportive ways, and to every level of player, making this a truly ground-breaking effort."
- Marcus Thompson, New England Conservatory & MIT
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FOR TEACHERS:
"I'll be using this with my students at every level for many years."
- J.K., public school music teacher, Missouri
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FOR STUDENTS:
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You'll find this [video] to be packed full of tips on improving your technique, as well as insight and inspiration."
- Teen Strings Magazine
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FOR MUSIC LOVERS:
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Anyone interested in chamber music could benefit from this very attractive [video]."
- Menahem Pressler, Beaux Arts Trio
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