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Dvorak: String Quartet No 12; Smetana: String Quartet No 1 / Tokyo String Quartet

Smetana / Tokyo String Quartet
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 807429  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákBedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In its valedictory release, the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet presents a pair of well loved chamber works offering a glimpse into the private world of two Czech composers. Antonín Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana – although they were sometimes regarded as musical opposites in their homeland – together they came to represent the quintessential sound of 19th-century Czech music. In its valedictory release, the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet presents a pair of well loved chamber works offering a glimpse into the private world of two Czech composers. Antonín Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana – although they were sometimes regarded as musical opposites in their homeland – together they came to represent the quintessential sound of 19th-century Czech music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor, T 116 "From my life" by Bedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Czech Republic 

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