- String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106
- String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 ‘American’
Performed by The Pavel Haas Quartet
I first wrote in this Blog about the Pavel Haas Quartet, on their performances of Prokofiev’s chamber music. Now here they are again, in music of Antonin Dvorak.
Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 96 is one of the most beautiful quartet pieces in the chamber music literature; it originated while the composer was in the US, following the composer’s “New World” Symphony. The so-called “American” quartet, and the subsequent quartet, Op. 106, the first composition Dvořák created after his return from America, are the challenging compositions that are tackled by the Pavel Haas Quartet on this CD.
Here is the Pavel Haas Quartet, performing extracts from the Dvorak String Quartet 12, called the’American’. The music is interrupted by some brief talking, but be patient, it continues: