Dvorák: Cypresses (String Quartet and Original Songs); Terzetto

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Containing three little known works, this Alto disc is surely not aimed at casual Dvorák fans. But dedicated Dvorák enthusiasts will gratefully embrace it. After all, there are few recordings of the composer's "Terzetto for two violins and viola" or his song cycle "Cypresses" in either its original tenor-piano form or its arrangement for string quartet, and recordings of performances of this quality are even rarer. The two string pieces are played by the English String Quartet, a stylish group that clearly appreciates the composer's tender melodies and warm harmonies and gives them the kind of affectionate performances that will make them instantly appealing to even the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Containing three little known works, this Alto disc is surely not aimed at casual Dvorák fans. But dedicated Dvorák enthusiasts will gratefully embrace it. After all, there are few recordings of the composer's "Terzetto for two violins and viola" or his song cycle "Cypresses" in either its original tenor-piano form or its arrangement for string quartet, and recordings of performances of this quality are even rarer. The two string pieces are played by the English String Quartet, a stylish group that clearly appreciates the composer's tender melodies and warm harmonies and gives them the kind of affectionate performances that will make them instantly appealing to even the casual Dvorák fan. The song cycle is performed by English tenor Philip Langridge and Czech pianist Radoslav Kvapil with the same sort of enthusiasm, and though the tenor is English, his Czech is heartfelt and idiomatic and his support from Kvapil makes his performance seem even more authentic. Recorded in 1989 and 1991, the digital sound here is fully competitive with more recent recordings, and the result is a disc that any sufficiently dedicated Dvorák enthusiast ought to hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2009
  • Label: Musical Concepts
  • UPC: 894640001387
  • Catalog Number: 1038
  • Sales rank: 188,214

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Terzetto for 2 violins & viola in C major, B. 148 (Op. 74) - Antonin Dvorák & Colin Callow (17:44)
  2. 5–16 Cypresses (Ohlas písní [Echoes of Songs]), for string quartet (arr. from Cypresses, B. 11), B. 152 - Antonin Dvorák & English String Quartet (33:49)
  3. 6 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 6. Já vím, ze v sladké nadeji (I know that in - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (1:42)
  4. 7 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 3. V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest (Death reigns - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (1:51)
  5. 8 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 2. V té sladké moci ocí tvych (When thy sweet - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (2:04)
  6. 9 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 8. Ó, nasí lásce nekvete to vytouzené stestí ( - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (2:24)
  7. 10 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 12. Zde hledím na ten drahy list (Here I gaze - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (1:28)
  8. 11 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 7. Ó zlatá ruze, spanilá (Oh, charming golden - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (2:00)
  9. 12 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 9. Kol domu se ted potácím (Now about the hous - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (2:25)
  10. 13 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 14. Zde ve lese u ptoka (In deepest forest gla - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (2:48)
  11. 14 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 4. Ó duse drahá jedinká (Oh, dear soul, only o - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (1:20)
  12. 15 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 16. Tam stojí stará skála (There stands an anc - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (2:26)
  13. 16 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 17. Nad krajem vévodí lehky spánek (Stillness - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (1:59)
  14. 17 Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice and piano, B. 11: No. 18. Ty se ptás proc moje zpèvy boutí (You ask - Antonin Dvorák & John Clapham (3:12)
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Performance Credits
Radoslav Kvapil Primary Artist
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