THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET COMPLETE THE FIRST PART OF THEIR NEW ALBUM
29th May 2017
In the middle of May, the Pavel Haas Quartet arrived at the Dvořák Hall of
the Rudolfinum in Prague, not to give a concert but to record a new album, the
seventh they will have made for Supraphon. The CD will again feature
Dvořák’s music. The ensemble have invited along two distinguished guests.
The first piece, String Quintet No. 3, has been recorded with the violist Pavel
Nikl, a former member of the PHQ.
We asked the cellist Peter Jarůšek about the selected repertoire: “The two
Dvořák quintets – the String Quintet No. 3, Op. 97, and the Piano Quintet
No. 2, Op. 91 – are very close to our hearts. We are delighted to have the
opportunity to make a recording of String Quintet No. 3 with a former member of
ours and close friend Pavel Nikl. When it comes to the other guest, the Israeli
pianist Boris Giltburg, we have wanted to record Piano Quintet No. 2 ever since
we performed it with him for the first time.”
The second part of the CD will be recorded with Boris Giltburg at the end of
June, again at the Rudolfinum. The new Pavel Haas Quartet album is scheduled to
be released in the autumn of 2017.