Dvorak - Piano Quartets 1 & 2 | Alpha ALPHA288

Dvorak - Piano Quartets 1 & 2


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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA288

Barcode: 3760014192883

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 22nd September 2017



Mathieu van Bellen and Ori Epstein are joined by one of their former teachers at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, the violist Miguel da Silva, a founder member of the famous Quatuor Ysa˙e. The musicians, who share with us their passion for this repertory and their pleasure in playing together.

The Piano Quartet no.1 in D major, op.23, of 1875 was one of the first works in which the young Dvořįk, inspired by Schubert, laid the foundations of the compositional style which he would conserve for the rest of his life. Fourteen years later, he composed the Piano Quartet no.2 in E flat major, op.87, completed under pressure from his publisher. This work, influenced by Brahms, is one of the masterpieces of his maturity

Part of a series of the Czech composer’s complete chamber music with piano. Two further recordings will complete this quadriptych of the Czech composer’s keyboard trios, quartets and quintets


This is an outstanding disc.
The Sunday Times 1 October 2017

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