Pavel Haas Quartet

Dvořák: String Quartets in G Major, Op. 106 & F Major, Op. 96 "American"

Catalogue Number: SU 4038-1
Published: 2nd November 2018
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 2 LP
This album has received following awards:
  • Disc of the Month, BBC Music Magazine (2010)
  • Album of the Week, Sunday Times (2010)
  • Disc of the Month, (2011)
  • Gramophone Chamber Award (2011)
  • Gramophone Award - Recording of the Year (2011)
Antonín Dvořák - String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106 (B. 192, 1895), String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 "American" (B. 179, 1893)

Veronika Jarůšková - 1st violin, Eva Karová - 2nd violin, Pavel Nikl - viola, Peter Jarůšek - cello

This recording, although relatively new, is one of the rarest gems in the Supraphon archives. After the initial positive reactions (BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month, Sunday Times Album of the Week), the extraordinary quality of the recording was confirmed by prestigious Gramophone Awards; in addition to winning the chamber music category, the young ensemble also brought home from London the top prize: Recording of the Year. Eight years after the first edition on CD, Supraphon is releasing a delicacy for true audiophiles: 2 LPs pressed on180g virgin vinyl (using DMM cutting technology) supplement with a digital version of the recording in Hi-Res audio format.
Dvořák's mature works perhaps best mirror the ensemble's extraordinary qualities: the equilibrium between precision and spontaneity, the remarkable ensemble playing, and the solo potential of all of the individual players. At the end of the draft of his Quartet Op. 96, Antonín Dvořák wrote the comment: "I'm satisfied; it went quickly…". Soon after the "New World Symphony", he composed one of the most beautiful of all string quartets while still in America - and the critics were unsparing in their praise. For the Pavel Haas Quartet, both the "American" Quartet and the following Quartet Op. 106, the first work composed after the composer's return home from America, are literally affairs of the heart. According to the Sunday Times: "In this repertoire, they are simply matchless today". Dvořák might even have written his comment "I'm satisfied" about this recording as well.

Pavel Haas Quartet / Dvořák - a legendary, peerless recording - first issue on vinyl and in Hi-Res

LP 1

Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106, B.192
Allegro moderato 09:19
Adagio ma non troppo 10:17
Molto vivace 06:26
Finale. Andante sostenuto. Allegro con fuoco 10:42

LP 2

Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12 in F major American, Op. 96, B.179
Allegro ma non troppo 09:38
Lento 07:18
Molto vivace 03:56
Finale - Vivace ma non troppo 05:32