The new album of the Pavel Haas Quartet featuring Dvořák Quintets Op.
81 and Op. 97 has received two great reviews.
BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month
„The Pavel Haas Quartet, joined by violist Pavel Nikl, certainly capture his
reflective mood in the introduction to the first movement, but they also secure
a sure-footed balance between tenderness and giddy celebration. Equally
impressive is the scherzo in which the exuberant ‚hoedown‘ of the main
section contrasts with a magically beautiful performance of the trio. Throughout
the slow movement, the playing of the solo lines is captivating and the finale
is both sophisticated in delivery while communicating irrepressible
energy.“ BBC Music Magazine, November 2017
The Guardian 5 stars
„The brilliant, Technicolor recordings of the Pavel Haas Quartet have won it
an impressive array of awards since its inception in 2002. More will surely
follow for this latest excursion into the works of Dvořák. The playing is
breathtakingly good, each performer maintaining their own personality and yet
working together to conjure a special magic, whether in the sparkling
“furiant” of the piano quintet No 2 in A major, Op 81 (with Boris Giltburg
at his most mercurial), or the dreamy, song-like opening movement of the string
quintet in E flat major, Op 97, redolent of the wide-open spaces of rural Iowa.
Highly recommended.“ The Guardian, October 2017
The new album is going to be released on 20th October.