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1+1 Dvorak: String Quintets, Quartets / Melos Quartet


Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2901509   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Ida BielerGérard CausséHermann VossPeter Buck,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This aphorism that so aptly describes the work of his compatriot Dvorák comes in fact from the pen of Smetana. It is particularly relevant for the Quartet op.34, composed in 1877, during the period just after Dvorák had discovered Slavonic folklore; the composition is directly linked to the creation of the Prague Chamber Music Society. The Quintet with piano op.81 appeared ten years later - and what work could better illustrate the benefits reaped by the composer from his creative retreat in the heart of the Bohemian countryside before the American exile? This aphorism that so aptly describes the work of his compatriot Dvorák comes in fact from the pen of Smetana. It is particularly relevant for the Quartet op.34, composed in 1877, during the period just after Dvorák had discovered Slavonic folklore; the composition is directly linked to the creation of the Prague Chamber Music Society. The Quintet with piano op.81 appeared ten years later - and what work could better illustrate the benefits reaped by the composer from his creative retreat in the heart of the Bohemian countryside before the American exile? Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 97/B 180 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Ida Bieler (Violin), Gérard Caussé (Viola), Hermann Voss (Viola),
Peter Buck (Cello), Wilhelm Melcher (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Length: 33 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Wilhelm Melcher (Violin), Peter Buck (Cello), Hermann Voss (Viola),
Ida Bieler (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Length: 27 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Peter Buck (Cello), Hermann Voss (Viola), Ida Bieler (Violin),
Wilhelm Melcher (Violin), Karl Engel (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in D minor, Op. 34/B 75 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Wilhelm Melcher (Violin), Hermann Voss (Viola), Ida Bieler (Violin),
Peter Buck (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Bohemia 

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