德佛札克：弦乐四重奏OP.106 & OP.96「美国」 Dvorak：String Quartets Op. 106 & 96
Pavel Haas Quartet 帕菲尔．哈斯弦乐四重奏
「巴维‧哈斯四重奏对音乐有惊人的詮释能力。」《爱尔兰独立报》 以捷克作曲家巴维．哈斯命名，四位年轻捷克乐手带着斯拉夫民族的优雅与热情，组成「最刺激的四重奏组合」（《泰晤士报》）。四重奏推出的首张唱片，除勇夺BBC音乐杂誌2007年最佳新人奖，更获《留声机》最佳室乐大碟奖。 巴维．哈斯四重奏自2005年赢得意大利著名的波西亚尼比赛后一举成名，在短短数年内躋身世界顶级四重奏之列，获邀参与爱丁堡国际艺术节、琉森音乐节及BBC逍遥音乐节等盛大音乐活动，且获一致好评。
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Label: Supraphon – SU 4038-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Czech Republic
"I’m satisfied. It went quickly... " Antonín Dvořák jotted down at the end of the sketch for his String Quartet Op. 96. The work, one of the most beautiful quartet pieces in the history of music, originated in America hard on the heels of the “New World” Symphony. I wanted to write for once something very melodious and simple, and I always kept Papa Haydn before my eyes. The American critics lavished it with praise: “Why didn’t Dvořák come here earlier, since he can write such great music in America.” The “American” quartet, and, perhaps to an even greater extent, the subsequent quartet, Op. 106, the first composition Dvořák created after his return from America, are a heartfelt matter for the youthful Pavel Haas Quartet.
In the wake of the previous, highly acclaimed recordings of the complete quartet works of Janáček, Haas and Prokofiev (Classic FM Gramophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award, MIDEM Cannes Classical Award, etc.), the ensemble displays its outstanding qualities performing the paramount Dvořák pieces too: equilibrium between precision and spontaneity, remarkable interplay and the “solo” potential of all the musicians.
The most popular Dvořák’s chamber repertoire performed by one of the world’s most exciting string quartets.
14th November 2010
“The Pavel Haas players revel in the turbulence of the opening movement, but they savour the lyricism of the beautiful adagio, the rhythmic energy of the scherzo and the exuberance of the finale’s fiery allegro. Their account of the American Quartet belongs alongside the greatest performances on disc. In this repertoire, they are simply matchless today.”
“The Pavel Haas Quartet play with plenty of feeling and they also relish the rhythmic cut and thrust of the Molto vivace third movement, capturing to perfection the more relaxed Trio's sunny spirit.The final opens to a gentle smile then keys up for some dancing exuberance...there's an abundance of varied drama”
BBC Music Magazine
“Throughout, their understanding of the musical argument is exemplary...at every stage the performers respond with both passion and a clear feeling for musical , there are so many details that delight the ear it would be almost impossible to list the all”
Classic FM Magazine
“there's an arresting energy and atmosphere to the performances and they certainly contain new perspectives...the product is beautifully presented.”
International Record Review
“The freshness of the Pavel Haas Quartet's sound and approach is in the main a perfect match for this music: its wide-ranging palette, from intimate whispers to grander, symphonic gestures, is aptly deployed. Its tone is in general sweetly blended, homogenous and with obvious close rapport.”
Performer: Pavel Haas Quartet
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Audio CD (November 2, 2010)
Number of Discs: 1
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Assured, musical performances that fall short of the highest rank
By Santa Fe Listener HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 30, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is an acclaimed CD by a group so unknown in the U.S. that some background is helpful. The Gramophone usually favors British artists, so it's surprising that Record of the Year should go to a rising string quartet from the Czech Republic, one that takes its name from a native composer who died tragically in the Nazi camps. But the Pavel Haas Quartet has had a visible profile in London, being one of the BBC's Young Generation artists and giving concerts at Wigmore Hall. A previous recording, of quartets by Haas and Janacek, won the Gramophone's chamber music recording of the year in 2007. The ensemble was founded in 2002 by Veronika Jar'sková, making it one of those rare quartets headed by a woman - she is a powerful presence in the mix. The other members, all from Prague, have conservatory connections in common. The cellist the first violinist's husband.
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. Both the familiar "American" Quartet and the masterful Op. 106 are played with assurance and musicality. But if I heard these readings on the radio, I wouldn't have dropped everything in astonished admiration. Just to make sure that I wasn't feeling jaded, I went back to the Alban Berg Quartet's recordings, and they are far ahead of the Pavel Haas in maturity, technique, and depth of feeling. There's an impersonal quality to these readings that made me lose interest. To my ears, this is an accomplished but not distinguished CD, one that doesn't bid to make much of an impression with new listeners, at least not in the U.S., where this group is all but unknown.
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Recorded At – Rudolfinum
Cello – Peter Jarůšek
Composed By – Antonín Dvořák
Design – Martin Strnad
Engineer [Recording] – Karel Soukeník
Engineer [Sound Assistant] – Václav Roubal
Ensemble – Pavel Haas Quartet
Liner Notes – Jan Kachlík
Liner Notes [Booklet Editor] – Daniela Bálková
Photography By – Marco Borggreve
Producer – Matouš Vlčinský
Recording Supervisor – Jiří Gemrot
Viola – Pavel Nikl
Violin [1st] – Veronika Jarůšková
Violin [2nd] – Eva Karová
Composed in 1893 (Op. 96; B. 179) and 1895 (Op. 106; B. 192)
Publ: SNKLHU, Praha 1955
Recorded at the Rudolfinum, Prague, on June 3, 6, 29 and 30, 2010
Total time 63:14
℗ 2010 Supraphon a.s.
© 2010 Supraphon a.s.
String Quartet No. 13 In G Major, Op. 106 36:37
1. I. Allegro Moderato 9:18
2. II. Adagio Ma Non Troppo 10:13
3. III. Molto Vivace 6:24
4. IV. Finale. Andante Sostenuto – Allegro Con Fuoco 10:34
String Quartet No. 12 In F Major, Op. 96 "American" 26:26
5. I. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo 9:35
6. II. Lento 7:14
7. III. Molto Vivace 3:53
8. IV. Finale. Vivace, Ma Non Troppo 5:33