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Kai Christiansen
. . . is unmistakably Dvorak. The string instrument that turns a quartet into a quintet varies with each . . . Dvořák, String Quintet in G major, Op. 77 . . . Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 String Quintet in G major, Op. 77, c. 1875 Dvořák wrote a vast amount of . . . , Dvořák played the viola putting him right in the very middle of the chamber ensemble texture. The String . . . chamber music: 14 string quartets, 2 piano quintets, 3 string quintets, 4 piano trios, 2 piano quartets, a string
Kai Christiansen
. . . the same ensemble from Schumann and Brahms. All three works feature the mighty sounds of a string quartet . . . Dvořák, Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81 . . . Antonin Dvořák, 1841-1904 Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81, 1887 Dvorák's sublime Piano Quintet . . . suggest that one of your children is your favorite, but it is tempting to name Dvořák's as the finest of . . . . Dvořák's direct and poignant lyricism begins with the very first measures for piano and cello and it
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat, Op. 105 . . . Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat, Op. 105, 1895 Antonín Dvořák was . . . , the very last of Dvořák's movements for string quartet, features another rhapsodic wealth of thematic . . . upon Dvořák's return from America to his homeland. Dvořák started work on the quartet in A-flat while . . . , the string quartet in G major, which he completed before returning to the A-flat quartet, which he swiftly
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat, Op. 105 . . . Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat, Op. 105, B. 193, 1895 Most . . . . Despite its lower opus number, Op. 105 became Dvořák's fourteenth and final string quartet, in fact, his . . . chamber music lovers know Dvořák's American Quartet (No. 12), but are less aware that it is only one of five superb . . . chamber music and a natural gift for melody. Dvořák composed his last two string quartets together, one "inside
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, String Quartet No. 14 in F Major, Op. 96, "American" . . . Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, "American", 1893 Antonín Dvořák was . . . Symphony, the Viola Quintet and the "American" String Quartet. Dvořák encountered American folk . . . incorporated any American elements. Nonetheless, the "American" String Quartet in particular bears the stamp of . . . the time and place of its composition. Ironically, Dvořák composed the American quartet while on holiday
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, Cypresses (Echo of Songs) for string quartet . . . Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Cypresses (Echo of Songs), for string quartet, 1865/1888/1927 The true . . . provenance of Dvořák's charming 12 instrumentals for string quartet conventionally titled "Cypresses" is . . . often in the first violin) beautifully set within the four-part texture of the string quartet. Dvořák . . . transcribed them for string quartet. In the process, he changed the order resulting in the following sequence
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 23 . . . Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 23, 1875 Dvořák composed his first . . . decades hence. Along with Dvořák's gift for lyricism and color, this early quartet demonstrates numerous . . . romantic bravado sweeping in and out of view. Compared with the Mozart quartet, Dvořák's scoring is vastly . . . " variations for string quartet. The mood is somber and melancholy with tender but unfulfilled longings
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 . . . Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (1889) While Dvořák is not . . . his publisher, Dvořák wrote his second piano quartet in 1889 more than a decade after Brahms finished . . . for the ensemble). Dvořák's quartet is big, rich and powerful spanning a traditional four-movement . . . in the genre turning out dozens of string quartets, piano trios, the magnificent piano quintet and two fine
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. . . important arrangement of the works for string quartet. In these works, Dvořák, with a few minor exceptions . . . . In the realm of chamber music, and specifically his works for string quartet, his Op.96, "The American", is . . . Antonín Dvořák, Echo of Songs (Cypresses), B. 152 . . . Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) needs no introduction. He is one of the best known composers of all time . . . , but these are only three of his 16 string quartets, of which several others, such as Op.34, Op.51, Op
Kai Christiansen
. . . breakthrough Slavonic Dances and the set of string quartet “songs” knows as The "Cypresses". Dvořák was . . . the opposite, a string quartet. But his chamber music with piano is a particularly rich vein of color. With . . . . The American Quartet often serves as the poster child of this lovely trend in Dvořák’s music and therefore it . . . Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, Dumky . . . Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” (1891) Dvořák wrote reams
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 3 in f minor, Op. 65 . . . Antonín Dvořák, 1841-1904 Piano Trio No. 3 in f-minor, Op. 65, 1883 Many regard Dvořák's Piano . . . is supposed that Dvořák was venting his grief after recently losing his mother. But the trio seems to . . . a reputation beyond provincialism. Yet a third aspect of this turning point was surely Dvořák's "natural . . . " development: because of or simply simultaneous with these other events, Dvořák, at forty-two, achieved a new
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51, "Slavonic" . . . Antonín Dvořák, (1841-1904) String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51, "Slavonic", 1879 Dvořák . . . this excitement, the Florentine Quartet approached Dvořák asking for a new string quartet . . . composing his tenth string quartet, Op. 51 published in 1879 and subsequently known by its nickname . . . dance. Aided by Brahms who recognized his talents and recommend Dvořák to his own Viennese publisher
Kai Christiansen
. . . Dvořák, String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106, B. 192 . . . Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106, B. 192 Antonín Dvořák . . . ” the string quartets offer a marvelous expanse and range. While the beloved “American” quartet is surely . . . a new string quartet that initially germinated while he was still in the U.S., but he quickly . . . string quartet. It was published as Op. 106 only after he subsequently completed and published
Kai Christiansen
. . . Grieg, String Quartet in g . . . Edvard Grieg, 1843-1907 String Quartet No.1 in g minor, Op. 27, 1878 Edvard Grieg produced only . . . one complete mature string quartet, the String Quartet in g minor, Op. 27 dating from 1878 when he was . . . . One of the most striking aspects of Grieg's quartet is the distinctive way he writes for the string . . . the generally conservative genre of the string quartet. Highly chromatic with rich harmonies and bold
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. . . Zdeněk Fibich, String Quartet No. 1 in A major . . . “Despite the fact that String Quartet No.1, composed in 1874, was not published during Fibich . . . the quartet held private memories for him of a happy time before the terrible tragedy of his daughter's death . . . most of this work, the quartet was composed before his daughter’s death. The main theme to the first . . . second theme is clearly of Czech origin and of the sort Dvořák would later use. The third movement
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. . . Josef Suk, String Quartet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 11 . . . , Brahms, but are nonetheless highly original in conception. His First String Quartet dates from 1896 and . . . . Eventually, he became a composition student of Antonín Dvořák. He graduated in 1891, and kept up a friendship . . . with Dvořák, whose daughter he married in 1898. He formed what became the world famous Bohemian . . . Quartet with three of his fellow students. Suk played second violin with the Quartet for most of his life
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. . . Karel Bendl, String Quartet in F Major, Op.119 . . . Karel Bendl's String Quartet in F Major dates from 1895 and was dedicated to the famous Bohemian . . . String Quartet. In four movements, it opens with an beautiful and gentle Andante con moto introduction . . . whom Dvořák would perhaps be as little known as Bendl. Except for three sonatas and the Op.119 quartet . . . words&mash;this is an unquestionable masterpiece—as fine as any of the quartets of Dvořák or
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. . . George Chadwick, String Quartet No. 4 in e minor . . . director of the New England Conservatory for 33 years. String Quartet No.4 in e minor, was to be Chadwick . . . in Dvořák's American Quartet, the viola is given the opening theme to the Quartet in a slow tempo which does . . . ’s most popular chamber work. Dedicated to the famous Kneisl Quartet of the Boston Symphony, it was . . . a time in which Dvorak was present in America. The two composers knew each other and Chadwick actually
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. . . Vitĕzslav Novák, String Quartet No.3 in G Major, Op.66 . . . Novák made several attempts to begin his third string quartet, first in 1928, but he found that . . . his earlier works. Finally in 1938, he began work on it. The Quartet is in two large movements . . . in music in the generation after Dvořák and Smetana. However, as a youth, it seemed unlikely that he would become a musician . . . enter the Prague Conservatory, where he studied with Dvořák among others. Dvorak's example of using
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. . . Vítězslav Novák, String Quartet No. 2 in D major, Op. 35 . . . . String Quartet No.2 was begun in 1904 shortly after an extended stay in the forests of Wallachia. Upon . . . nationalism in music in the generation after Dvořák and Smetana. However, as a youth, it seemed unlikely . . . in his teens, led to his decision to enter the Prague Conservatory, where he studied with Dvorak among . . . others. Dvorak's example of using Czech folk melody in his music to foster the nationalist cause at