30th January 2009

Josef Suk’s last studio recording

In January 2009, two years prior to the passing away of the violin virtuoso Josef Suk, Supraphon released his final studio recording, made in the previous autumn at the Bohemia Music Studio in Prague. It contained accounts of Antonín Dvořák’s Mini­atures, Bagatelles and Terzetto, and Josef Suk’s Piano Quartet in A minor. In addition to Suk, the album was created by the violinist Miroslav Ambroš, the cellist Jiří Bárta, the violist Karel Untermüller and the pianist Jan Simon. During the CD’s launch in February, Josef Suk was handed over a Supraphon Jubilee Platinum Disc in recognition of 55 years of his collaboration with the company. (The Supraphon archive contains some 410 recordings made by Josef Suk, totalling 6,259 minutes of music!)

Album detail
Catalogue number: SU 3976-2