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Dvorak: American Quartet; Borodin: String Quartet No 2 / Carney

Dvorak / Borodin / Rpo / Carney
Release Date: 05/10/2011 
Label:  Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog #: 29030   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákAlexander Borodin
Conductor:  Jonathan Carney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Jonathan Carney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 25 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Jonathan Carney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 27 Minutes 28 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Absolute Masterworks! September 6, 2014 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Since this recording was issued as part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Masterworks series, one might expect to find orchestrated versions of Dvorak's American Quartet and Borodin's String Quartet # 2. Such is not the case; you get the famous chamber music quartets, performed in breathtakingly clear audiophile sound, possibly the finest I have ever heard. My only concern is that nowhere is the performing ensemble identified. We don't know if the group is a professional string quartet or simply 4 string players from the RPO. If the latter is the case, trust me- they sound as good as any string quartet you can name. This is a luxurious, gorgeous performance of two of the staples of the chamber music repertoire. I'll wager most Arkivmusic customers already own good recordings of these two supreme quartets, but even so, this sensational disk deserves a place on the shelf. Give it a try, and see why I am ecstatic about this one. Highest recommendation!!" Report Abuse
 Astonishing Interpretation! January 23, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "I could not quite believe my good fortune when I first heard this version of these two iconic works-- simply gorgeous! This disc is an incredible gift at such reasonable price." Report Abuse
 Two favorite quartets January 19, 2014 By Alan Beadle (Bowie, MD) See All My Reviews "An excellent interpretation of the Borodin nocturne with all its thoughtfulness. Also, a fine performance of Dvorak's "American" quartet." Report Abuse
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