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Dvorák: String Quartets Opp. 34, 106 / Zemlinsky Quartet

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>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 9 in D minor, B. 75 (Op.34) (once listed as Op. 43)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 13 in G major, Op. 106/B 192

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>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 9 in D minor, B. 75 (Op.34) (once listed as Op. 43)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 13 in G major, Op. 106/B 192
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Notes & Reviews:

Although Dvorák's string quartets are among the finest ever written, other than the famous "American" quartet, they remain largely unfamiliar to most listeners. This is surprising, as most of the quartets are brilliant and accessible, full of distinctive melodies and passionate invention. This Hybrid SACD from Praga featuring the Zemlinsky Quartet presents two of the composer's quartets, Nos.9 and 13. The ninth quartet, in the key of D minor, was completed in late 1877 and dedicated to Brahms. Technically brilliant, the work has a melancholy flavor that has been attributed to Dvorák's memories of the death of his daughter. The G major thirteenth quartet, one of the composer's last two efforts in the genre, was the first quartet he completed following his return from America.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
These excellent Czech musicians started playing together at the Prague Conservatory in 1994, and, after winning many international competitions, they are in residence at the Musikakademie Basel. I enjoyed their Mendelssohn recordings a lot (N/D 2010, M/A 2011), but I enjoy their Dvorak even more.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Prague, Martinek Studio (03/24/2012-03/25/2012).



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 9 in D minor, B. 75 (Op.34) (once listed as Op. 43)
  • Ensemble: Zemlinsky Quartet
  • Notes: Prague, Martinek Studio (03/24/2012-03/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 13 in G major, Op. 106/B 192
  • Notes: Prague, Martinenek Studio (03/24/2012-03/25/2012)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 12/09/1895