Dvorak: String Quartet and String Quintet
String Quintet No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 ‘American’, with Lawrence Power (viola)
String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major, Op. 105 (B193)
All performed by the Takács Quartet
The newest new release from the Takács Quartet is guaranteed to be a highlight of the musical year, and this one easily exceeds all expectations.
The ‘American’ quintet dates from Dvořák’s sojourn in the US; and the quartet from his return to old-world Prague; both are marvellous works, sounding here every bit the masterpieces they undoubtedly are.
Here is music from this recording: