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Smetana: String Quartets Nos. 1 "From My Life" & 2 / Talich Quartet

Album Summary

>Smetana, Bedrich : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor ("Z mého, zivota," "From My Life"), JB 1
>Smetana, Bedrich : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D minor, T 131
>Fibich, Zdenek : String Quatet no 1 in A major
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Released to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary, this disc of String Quartets by Smetana and Fibich is part of a series of ten CDs from La Dolce Volta designed to provide listeners with a varied and colorful musical portrait of the acclaimed Talich Quartet. Each disc has been carefully remastered from the original Calliope label masters and is presented in a double-panel digipack that includes a full-color, 40-page booklet that describes the music and offers an overview of the quartet's history.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Prague (Studio Arco Diva).



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Works Details

>Smetana, Bedrich : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor ("Z mého, zivota," "From My Life"), JB 1 :: 105
  • Ensemble: Talich Quartet
  • Running Time: 26 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Smetana, Bedrich : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D minor, T 131 :: 124
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Fibich, Zdenek : String Quatet no 1 in A major
  • Running Time: 22 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1874