Dvořák: String Quartet & String Quintet

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 Dvořák’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.

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‘The pairing of the Takács Quartet and viola player Lawrence Power has already proved a winning one in Brahms and the results are no less seductive in Dvořák … an entrancing disc’ (Gramophone)
BBC Music Magazine
‘The Hungarian-British Takács with Power, our finest native viola player … play the too rarely heard A flat quartet, Dvořák’s later masterwork of the genre, done con amore and empathy. Thi ...