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DVORAK, A.: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Sucharova-Weiser, Vlach Quartet)


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DVORAK, A.: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Sucharova-Weiser, Vlach Quartet)

Dvořák’s two piano quartets stand beside those of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann as important contributions to the chamber music repertoire. Enlivened by Czech inflections, the elegant charm of the First, with its marvellous set of variations and combined scherzo-and-finale last movement, contrasts with the more serious and weighty character of the Second, where an expressive theme for cello in the slow movement and a lyrical scherzo in waltz-time lighten the prevailing mood.

Dvořák, Antonín

  Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 23
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:15:18
2.   II. Andantino con variazioni 00:11:29
3.   III. Finale: Allegretto scherzando 00:07:40
  Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87
4.   I. Allegro con fuoco 00:08:38
5.   II. Lento 00:10:08
6.   III. Allegro moderato, grazioso 00:07:59
7.   IV. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo 00:09:39

Total Playing Time: 01:10:51

Dvořák, Antonín

Vlach Quartet Prague

Sucharova-Weiser, Helena

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572159

Barcode: 747313215973

Physical Release: 12/2009

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