Dvorak-String Quartets Op. 106 & 96
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Now that we are a bit acquainted, what is their Dvorak like? I'd put it in the tradition of prestigious young quartets like the Hagen that make their reputation with powerful, strong playing and uncommon interpretations. The modernist bent can go only so far with Dvorak, of course, a composer of sunlight, melody, and optimism. The early reviewer here at Amazon found the approach of the Pavel Haas too aggressive and the recorded sound irritating. I don't hear either of those flaws. The music-making is intense, certainly, but quite clean, with a nice unanimity of sound. In concert the balance seems to be dominated by the first violin with a relatively recessive cello line. But here the balance is more even; uniformly the Pavel Haas sound sweet in tone, also. The expected mellowness of Czech string playing hasn't been jettisoned.
As for the interpretations, this is where I find the Record of the Year title mystifying.Read more ›
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This recording from 2010 is one of a number of recordings by the young Pavel Haas Quartet to receive many accolades of approval from a number of prestigious sources. Read morePublished 5 months ago by I. Giles
Got this for my mom to listen to during a hospital stay and she very muchPublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer