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Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 - String Quartet No. 2 - Martinů: String Quartet No. 3

Doric String Quartet

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String Quartet No. 1 'Kreutzer Sonata', JW VII/8  
1
I. Adagio - Con moto
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
4:39
2
II. Con moto
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
4:16
3
III. Con moto - Vivo - Andante
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
4:15
4
IV. Con moto (Adagio) - Piu mosso
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
5:24
String Quartet No. 2 'Listy duverne' (Intimate Letters), JW VII/13  
5
I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
6:52
6
II. Adagio - Vivace
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
6:18
7
III. Moderato - Adagio - Allegro
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
5:54
8
IV. Allegro - Andante - Adagio
Leoš Janáček; Doric String Quartet
8:21
String Quartet No. 3, H. 183  
9
I. Allegro
Bohuslav Martinů; Doric String Quartet
4:08
10
II. Andante
Bohuslav Martinů; Doric String Quartet
5:11
11
III. Vivo
Bohuslav Martinů; Doric String Quartet
3:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:35
The Doric String Quartet, recognized as one of the finest young ensembles in the world, pays homage to Czech chamber music of the 1920s with these string quartets by Janáček and Martinů. As acknowledged by Janáček himself, his two string programmatic quartets are a vehicle for his deepest feelings. Martinů’s String Quartet No. 3 reflects the influences of his teacher Albert Roussel as well as the nightlife ragtime and jazz world of late 1920s Paris, where and when it was written.The work itself features some striking harmonic clashes and colourful scoring.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk; 20 – 22 September 2014
Recording producer: Jonathan Cooper
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Robert Gilmour
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover and other artwork Photographs of Doric String Quartet by George Garnier
Design and typesetting: Cap & Anchor Design Co.
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers: Universal Edition, Wien (Janáček), Alphonse Leduc et Cie, Éditions Musicales (Martinů)

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