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Janáček, Haas: String Quartets

Pavel Haas Quartet

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The two string quartets by modernist Czech composer Pavel Haas included here are formally controlled, intensely expressive, and extremely powerful. Harmonically individualistic but nevertheless in the tonal tradition, these quartets are of their time but also transcend it through their urgent communication with the listener. As befits a group bearing his name, the Pavel Haas Quartet performs Haas' single-movement String Quartet No. 1 from 1920 and three-movement String Quartet No. 3 from 1938 with uncompromising dedication. Together, violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Marie Fuxova, violist Pavel Nikl, and cellist Peter Jarusek form a strong-willed and exciting ensemble. Their focused intonation, forceful tempos, and tight tempos are impressive, and their fervent interpretations of Haas' music are revelatory. For decades after the composer's 1944 death in Auschwitz, the vast majority of his music was rarely if ever played, and thus for most listeners, these quartets will be entirely unknown territory. But after hearing the impassioned performances here, most listeners will want to hear these works again, and perhaps even search out other works by Haas. Unfortunately, it must be added that the performance of Janácek's String Quartet No. 1 that opens this disc is less successful. The work's essential elements, its dramatic intensity, and maniacal expressivity are entirely missing, and without them, the piece is merely a pro forma exercise in tempo and texture. Still, for the superlative performances of Haas' quartets and the bright, natural Supraphon sound, this disc must be highly recommended.
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1
String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata": I. Adagio - Con moto
00:04:18

Leos Janácek, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata": II. Con moto
00:04:37

Leos Janácek, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata": III. Con moto - Vivo - Andante
00:04:17

Leos Janácek, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata": IV. Con moto - Adagio - Maestoso
00:05:39

Leos Janácek, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3
00:13:46

Pavel Haas, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 3, Op. 15: I. Allegro moderato
00:06:50

Pavel Haas, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 3, Op. 15: II. Lento ma na non troppo e poco rubato
00:06:08

Pavel Haas, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

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String Quartet No. 3, Op. 15: III. Thema con variazioni e fuga. Con moto
00:09:01

Pavel Haas, Composer - Pavel Haas Quartet, Orchestra, Artist, MainArtist

Supraphon A.s. Supraphon A.s.

Album Description

The two string quartets by modernist Czech composer Pavel Haas included here are formally controlled, intensely expressive, and extremely powerful. Harmonically individualistic but nevertheless in the tonal tradition, these quartets are of their time but also transcend it through their urgent communication with the listener. As befits a group bearing his name, the Pavel Haas Quartet performs Haas' single-movement String Quartet No. 1 from 1920 and three-movement String Quartet No. 3 from 1938 with uncompromising dedication. Together, violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Marie Fuxova, violist Pavel Nikl, and cellist Peter Jarusek form a strong-willed and exciting ensemble. Their focused intonation, forceful tempos, and tight tempos are impressive, and their fervent interpretations of Haas' music are revelatory. For decades after the composer's 1944 death in Auschwitz, the vast majority of his music was rarely if ever played, and thus for most listeners, these quartets will be entirely unknown territory. But after hearing the impassioned performances here, most listeners will want to hear these works again, and perhaps even search out other works by Haas. Unfortunately, it must be added that the performance of Janácek's String Quartet No. 1 that opens this disc is less successful. The work's essential elements, its dramatic intensity, and maniacal expressivity are entirely missing, and without them, the piece is merely a pro forma exercise in tempo and texture. Still, for the superlative performances of Haas' quartets and the bright, natural Supraphon sound, this disc must be highly recommended.
© TiVo

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