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Wydawnictwo: Avi Music
Nr katalogowy: AVI 8553404
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: sierpień 2018
EAN: 4260085534043
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): czeski
Instrumenty: fortepian, skrzypce
Rodzaj: trio, kwartet

Dvorak / Suk: Piano Trio & Piano Quartet

Avi Music - AVI 8553404
Wykonawcy
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Maximilian Hornung, cello
Kiveli Dorken, piano
Antje Weithaas, violin
Vicki Powell, viola
Martin Helmchen, piano
Antonin Dvorak:
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 26

Josef Suk:
Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in A Minor, Op. 1
DVORÁK: „In 1876, Dvorák jotted down the Trio in G Minor, op. 26, in a mere 16 days. By that time, some of his masterpieces, including the Moravian Duets and the Stabat Mater, were starting to gain wider recognition – but the encounter with Brahms, which would stabilize him as an artist and clarify his musical tendencies, only took place the following year. Thus, many passages in this trio seem to be groping for direction: as Dvorák specialist John Clapham once remarked, they are still musically “insecure”.

Still, certain traits in this trio already seem to reveal Dvorák’s profound affinity with Brahms on an instinctive level. Gradually emerging from a series of brief motifs, the first movement’s main theme is subjected to thematic treatment throughout. This movement is also the longest, lasting a total of twelve minutes. Its generally gloomy, sombre mood does not yet reflect the true personal style of he who would soon write the Slavonic Dances. Notwithstanding, certain cello cantilenas in the slow movement and towards the end of the sombre, violent scherzo offer a foretaste of the great melodic gifts that Dvorák would soon reveal to the world.

SUK: „…The composition Suk submitted for the final exam is none other than the Piano Quartet in A Minor, op. 1. The first movement’s disarming impetuousness engulfs the listener like a shock wave, betraying not only the influence of Brahms, the true doyen of Late Romantic chamber music, but also that of Dvorák, his own teacher. More significantly, however, a personal style already becomes noticeable in this work. The energetic introductory movement is followed by a clear contrast: a muted, nocturne-like, melodically intense Adagio that sets in with a warm cello cantilena. The second movement’s expressive middle section exudes a fairy-tale-like atmosphere, similar to the one in the incidental music that Suk would later compose for the play Radúz and Mahulena. The final movement begins with a march-like main theme that is alternated with contrasting episodes, thus giving the general structural impression of a rondo… (Excerpts from the Booklet by Pedro Obiera)

Live Recordings (June 2017) from the SPANNUNGEN Festival, Heimbach/Germany

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