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Discussion: Dvorak: String Quartet No. 11, Cypresses - Prazak Quartet

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Post by denis September 24, 2006 (1 of 1)
With this Quartet in C Op.61, written in few days (October 25 - November 10, 1881), of Beethovenian stature in the first three movements, mainly back slavonic (skočná) during the virtuoso finale, the PRAŽÁK achieve their cycle of the five last scores for string quartet composed by a full mature Dvořák; they add the Cypresses, twelve romances from the composer’s youth B 11 (1865) transcribed for string quartet forming a garland of passionate love songs The Pražák Quartet demonstrates that, in addition to its last acclaimed Beethoven Quartets complete set (2000-2004), it is equally at home in the repertoire of both Viennese schools, be it the first (from Haydn to Schubert) or the second (from Schoenberg to Webern, by way of Berg and Zemlinsky) and their innovative Bohemin heritage, from Smetana to Martinů and Feld,