Dvorak: Chamber Works (panocha Quartet, Suk Trio)
Dvorak: String Quintet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 1 Josef Kluson (viola) Panocha Quartet String Quintet No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'American' Josef Kluson (viola) Panocha Quartet String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 Pavel Nejtek (double-bass) Panocha Quartet Intermezzo in B for two violins, viola, cello and double bass, B49 Pavel Nejtek (double-bass) Panocha Quartet String Sextet in A major, Op. 48 Josef Kluson (viola) & Michal Kanka (cello) Panocha Quartet Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 5 Jan Panenka (piano) Panocha Quartet Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 Jan Panenka (piano) Panocha Quartet Piano Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op 23 Josef Kodousek (viola) Suk Trio Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, Op. 87 Josef Kodousek (viola) Suk Trio
Following the extremely successful Dvorák 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 Dvorák’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 Dvorák as he is well known at home, in America and Japan.