THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET IN THE SERVICE OF BEDŘICH SMETANA!
After their Janáček quartets and their award-winning Dvořák, the Pavel Haas Quartet have now put all their energy to the service of the music of Bedřich Smetana.
Even though his chamber music is very modest in scale, each of these works can be said without exaggeration to be a foundation stone of Czech chamber music, concretely to Bedřich Smetana's String Quartets String Quartet No 1. in E Minor "From My Life" and String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor.
"From My Life" – Classic Smetana, inward-looking and timeless, as heard by the Pavel Haas Quartet.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Smetana - release date April 2015 by SUPRAPHON.
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THE PAVEL HAAS QUARTET NOTCH UP THEIR THIRD GRAMOPHONE AWARD!
On Wednesday 27 August 2014, Gramophone magazine announced the winners of the Gramophone Awards 2014. The Pavel Haas Quartet’s Supraphon album featuring Schubert works was named Recording of the Year in the Chamber category.
Britain’s Gramophone Awards, dubbed the “classical music Oscars”, have for 38 years been bestowed by Gramophone magazine critics. The monthly, published since 1923, contains CD reviews, interviews, artist portraits, as well as articles about the latest trends in the development of audiovisual technology. From among hundreds of recordings released between 1 June and 31 May, the jury shortlists the best six for each of the categories and at the end of August announces the award-winners – see here: www.gramophone.co.uk/awards/2014/chamber
The Pavel Haas Quartet have won this year’s Gramophone Award in the Chamber category for their Supraphon album featuring Franz Schubert’s String Quintet and String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden”. “It is a great honour for us! We are thrilled that our interpretation of Schubert has captivated world-renowned specialists amid fierce competition from a host of other new recordings. After all, these are major chamber opuses that have been recorded more than a thousand times...,” says Pavel Haas Quartet cellist Peter Jarůšek.
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