Album

Panocha Quartet, Suk Trio

Dvořák: Chamber Works

Catalogue Number: SU 3921-2
Published: 25th April 2008
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 4 CD
Following the extremely successful Dvořák string quartets set (SU 3815-2), the internationally renowned Panocha Quartet - celebrating this year its incredible 40th anniversary of performing in the original line-up - plays the main role in this set too. The four CDs comprise piano quartets and quintets, string quintets and a string sextet. In terms of Dvořák's oeuvre, this selection virtually spans his entire creative lifetime, from the composition the author designated with the opus number 1 (String Quintet in A minor, B 7) to pieces from the composer's late period. On these recordings, which we can safely say are truly timeless, the Panocha Quartet is supported by artists of the calibre of Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Hála and Josef Chuchro. This is chamber Dvořák as he is well known at home, in America and Japan.

CD 1

Antonín Dvořák
String Quintet for two Violins, two Violas and Cello No.1 in A minor, Op. 1 (B. 7)
1.
Adagio. Allegro ma non troppo 09:45
2.
Lento 07:17
3.
Finale. Allegro con brio 09:24
Antonín Dvořák
String Quintet for two Violin, two Violas and Cello No.3 in E flat major, Op. 97 (B. 180)
4.
Allegro non tanto 08:42
5.
Allegro vivo 05:46
6.
Larghetto 10:02
7.
Finale. Allegro giusto 07:31

CD 2

Antonín Dvořák
Quintet for two Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 (B. 49)
1.
Allegro con fuoco 10:57
2.
Scherzo. Allegro vivace 07:59
3.
Poco andante 07:49
4.
Finale. Allegro assai 06:54
Antonín Dvořák
Intermezzo (Nocturne) for two Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
5.
/Andante religioso/ 04:29
Antonín Dvořák
Sextet for two Violins, two Violas and two Cellos in A major, Op. 48 /B. 80/
6.
Allegro moderato 13:51
7.
Dumka. Poco allegretto 06:14
8.
Furiant. Presto 04:16
9.
Finale. Tema con variazioni. Allegretto grazioso, quasi andantino 08:25

CD 3

Antonín Dvořák
Quintet for Piano, two Violins, Viola and Cello No. 1 in A major, Op. 5 (B. 28)
1.
Allegro ma non troppo 08:43
2.
Andante sostenuto 10:09
3.
Finale. Allegro con brio 09:57
Antonín Dvořák
Quintet for Piano, two Violins, Viola and Cello No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (B. 155)
4.
Allegro, ma non tanto 15:09
5.
Dumka. Andante con moto 13:50
6.
Scherzo - Furiant. Molto vivace 04:43
7.
Finale. Allegro 07:40

CD 4

Antonín Dvořák
Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No.1 in D major, Op. 23 (B 53)
1.
Allegro moderato 16:15
2.
Andantino, con variazioni 10:59
3.
Finale. Allegretto scherzando 07:17
Antonín Dvořák
Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No.2 in E flat major, Op. 87 (B 162)
4.
Allegro con fuoco 08:21
5.
Lento 10:35
6.
Allegro moderato, grazioso 07:38
7.
Finale. Allegro, ma non troppo 09:49