“…THESE YOUNG PLAYERS STAMP THEIR AUTHORITY ON THE PIECE WITH A TECHNICAL PRECISION AND A SEARING IMMEDIACY THAT’S RARELY IF EVER BEEN EQUALLED.” [BBC MUSIC REVIEW OF JANACEK 2ND QUARTET]
Suk: Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn “St Wenceslas”, Op. 35a
Korngold: String Quartet No 3 in D, Op. 34
Janáček: String Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters’
More music from the movies here, as Korngold draws on his film scores for Between Two World, The Sea Wolf and Devotion into his third quartet. Janáček’s story telling is nigh on cinematic too, the most personal tale of his passionate devotion to the woman he fell for late in life, who inspired some of his greatest works.