Pavel Haas Quartet, Boris Giltburg, Pavel Nikl

Dvořák: Quintets Op. 81 & 97

Catalogue Number: SU 4195-1
Published: 19th October 2018
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 2 LP
This album has received following awards:
  • Gramophone Editor's Choice (2017)
  • Album of the Week, Sunday Times (2017)
  • Recording of the Month, BBC Music Magazine (2017)
  • Recording of the Week, Presto Classical (2017)
  • Discs of 2017, Presto Classical (2017)
  • Discs of the Year - Record Review, BBC Radio 3 (2018)
  • Recordings of the Year, MusicWeb International (2018)
  • CD of the Week, Musiq3 (2018)
  • Choc de Classica (2018)
  • Gramophone Chamber Award (2018)
  • Diapason d'Or, Diapason Magazine (2018)
Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (1887), String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97 (1893)

Pavel Haas Quartet (Veronika Jarůšková - 1st violin, Marek Zwiebel - 2nd violin, Radim Sedmidubský - viola, Peter Jarůšek - cello), Boris Giltburg - piano, Pavel Nikl - viola

Seven years after their triumph with quartets by Dvořák (SU4038-2, Op. 96 "American" and Op. 106 - 2011 Gramophone Award for "Recording of the Year), the Pavel Haas Quartet are making a triumphant return to Dvořák's music. For the recording of the quintets, they have invited two guests: the pianist Boris Giltburg (winner of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition) and Pavel Nikl, a founding member of the Pavel Haas Quartet. Dvořák composed his Second Piano Quintet at his beloved summer residence Vysoká late in the summer of 1887. The famed critic Eduard Hanslick received the work's performance in Vienna enthusiastically: "It is one of his most beautiful works. It is real Dvořák." The String Quintet, Op. 97, although younger by just six years, represents an entirely "different Dvořák". After the New World Symphony and the American Quartet, it is Dvořák's third work composed while in North America. And what did Hanslick have to say this time? "It is perhaps the simplest, most natural, and happiest music composed since the days of Haydn." The degree to which the Pavel Haas Quartet feels at home with Dvořák's music is shown by the many awards their recordings have received (Diapason d'Or, BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month), crowned by the ensemble's sixth (!) Gramophone Award. Now there will also be something for fans of vinyl sound: 180 g virgin vinyl, DMM cutting... What more is there to say?

"Another Pavel Haas Quartet disc, another triumph" Gramophone

LP 1

Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (B. 155)
Allegro, ma non tanto 14:58
Dumka. Andante con moto 14:16
Scherzo - Furiant. Molto vivace 04:21
Finale. Allegro 08:29

LP 2

Antonín Dvořák
String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97 (B. 180)
Allegro non tanto 09:11
Allegro vivo 05:48
Larghetto 09:50
Finale. Allegro giusto 07:48