Janacek & Martinu: String Quartets
Catalog: CHAN 10848
Doric String Quartet
Composed by: Janacek; Martinu
The Doric String Quartet, now established as one of the finest young ensembles in the world and exclusive on Chandos, pays homage to Czech chamber music of the 1920s with these string quartets by Janáček and Martinů.As acknowledged by Janáček himself, his two string programmatic quartets are a vehicle for his deepest feelings.Martinů’s Third String Quartet reflects the influences of his teacher Albert Roussel as well as the night-life ragtime and jazz world of late 1920s Paris, where and when it was written.The work itself features some striking harmonic clashes and colorful scoring.