A review of the February’s Wigmore Hall concert

© Petra Hajská

On 1st February 2023, the Pavel Haas Quartet played one of their regular concerts of this season in the Wigmore Hall, having String Quartet No. 7 by Bohuslav Martinů, String Quartet No. 4 by Béla Bartók and Piano Quintet No. 2 by Antonín Dvořák with the pianist Boris Giltburg on the programme. A wonderful review by Tim Homfray was published in The Strad:

“Pianist Boris Giltburg joined the Pavel Haas for Dvořák’s Second Quintet, at the beginning of which Jarůśek was again in the spotlight, playing the opening melody with full-toned beauty, after which there were strong contrasts of major and minor passages and telling use of rubato. The musicians brought out the many facets of the Andante Dumka: floating easy charm, profundity and the quiet intensity of violist Dana Zemtsov’s lament. The Scherzo was effervescent and the finale light, with great lyrical shaping.”

You can read a full review HERE.