A 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 Dvorák’s sojourn in the New World, the quartet from his return to old-world Prague; both are marvellous works, sounding here every bit the masterpieces they undoubtedly are.
Recording details: May 2016, Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom Produced by Andrew Keener Engineered by Simon Eadon
Total duration: 64 minutes 57 seconds
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Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
String Quintet in E flat major Op 97 1. Allegro non tanto 2. Allegro vivo 3. Larghetto 4. Finale: Allegro giusto Lawrence Power (viola)
String Quartet in A flat major Op 105 5. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro appassionato 6. Molto vivace 7. Lento e molto cantabile 8. Finale: Allegro non tanto