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The String Quartet

wed 11 mar 2020 11:00 

Today, we start with the festive finale of Dvorák’s String Quartet no. 13 in G major opus 106, followed by his String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major opus 105. This was his last completed work. Some people who study Dvoráks music believe that this work still bears some marks of his stay in America, but that is ‘wishful thinking’. This quartet is a genuine Bohemian work and expresses his longing for his homeland while living in America. Once back home, the work also reflects his everlasting bond with Bohemia!

We close this programme with three pieces from Cypresses, composed in 1865 en arranged for quartet in 1887.

Antonin Dvořák – String Quartet No. 13 in G major, opus 106 (1895)

4. Andante sostenuto – Allegro con fuoco

Performed by: The Vogler String Quartet

CD: CPO

Antonin Dvořák – String Quartet  No. 14 in A flat major, opus 105 (1895)

1. Adagio ma non troppo-Allegro appassionato, 2. Molto vivace, 3. Lento e molto cantabile, 4. Allegro non tanto

Performed by: The Vogler String Quartet

CD: CPO

Antonin Dvořák – Cypresses

No. 6 (Andante moderato), no. 7 (Andante con moto) and no. 8 (Lento)

Performed by: The Vlach Quartet Prague

CD: Naxos

 

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