CD of the Month: Dvorak Masterpieces

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:

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