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.
String Quintet for two Violins, two Violas and Cello No.1 in A minor, Op. 1 (B. 7)