Pavel Haas Quartet

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110208

The Pavel Haas Quartet are named after a young Czech composer who was interned by the Nazis in the the infamous "Theresienstadt" concentration camp. The Pavel Haas Quartet took part in the BBC's New Generation Artist Scheme and are now based in Prague, from where they are much in demand worldwide, and they have built a reputation for the highest level of quartet playing.

Last November the quartet played four concerts at LSO St. Luke's in London, and this, the first of them pairs two works by their countryman Dvorak - the best known of his quartets - the "American" and the string quintet - also written on that same American trip.

In the String Quintet, the additional viola is Krzystof Chorzelski who is the viola player with the Belcea Quartet.

The quartet members are: violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Eva Karova, viola player Pavel Nikl and cellist Krzystof Jarusek

The performances are presented by Penny Gore

Dvorak -

Quartet No.12 in F major (Op.96) "American"

String Quintet No.3 in E flat major (Op.97).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110209
02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110209

The Pavel Haas Quartet are named after a young Czech composer who was interned by the Nazis in the the infamous "Theresienstadt" concentration camp. The Pavel Haas Quartet took part in the BBC's New Generation Artist Scheme and are now based in Prague, from where they are much in demand worldwide, and they have built a reputation for the highest level of quartet playing.

Last November the quartet played four concerts at LSO St. Luke's in London, and this concert features two works by Beethoven. His C minor Trio and the first of the Op.59 set dedicated to Count Razumovsky, the Russian Ambassador in the Viennese Court in 1806 - a wealthy patron who commissioned these three quartets from Beethoven.

The quartet members are: violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Eva Karova, viola player Pavel Nikl and cellist Krzystof Jarusek

The performances are presented by Penny Gore.

Beethoven:

Trio in C minor (Op.9)

Quartet in F major (Op.59, No.1) "Razumovsky".

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110210
03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110210

The Pavel Haas Quartet are named after a young Czech composer who was interned by the Nazis in the the infamous "Theresienstadt" concentration camp. The Pavel Haas Quartet took part in the BBC's New Generation Artist Scheme and are now based in Prague, from where they are much in demand worldwide, and they have built a reputation for the highest level of quartet playing.

In the third of the four concerts recorded last November by the Pavel Haas Quartet at LSO St. Luke's in London, the quartet chose two Twentieth Century Quartets from France - in the days of LPs these were a natural pairing - not so common on the concert stage - the quartets by Debussy and Ravel.

The quartet members are: violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Eva Karova, viola player Pavel Nikl and cellist Krzystof Jarusek

The performances are presented by Penny Gore.

Debussy - String Quartet in G minor (Op.10)

Ravel - String Quartet in F major.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110211
04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20110211

The Pavel Haas Quartet are named after a young Czech composer who was interned by the Nazis in the the infamous "Theresienstadt" concentration camp. The Pavel Haas Quartet took part in the BBC's New Generation Artist Scheme and are now based in Prague, from where they are much in demand worldwide, and they have built a reputation for the highest level of quartet playing.

In the last concert recorded last November by the Pavel Haas Quartet at LSO St. Luke's in London, the quartet chose two works by Schubert, his Quartet movement in C minor (D.703) and his perennial favourite, the quartet in D minor (D.810) "Death and the Maiden" - so called because the variations movement is based on an earlier song by Schubert of that name - both works of great intensity and played with intensity by the Pavel Haas Quartet

The quartet members are: violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Eva Karova, viola player Pavel Nikl and cellist Krzystof Jarusek

The performances are presented by Penny Gore.

Schubert:

Quartettsatz in C minor (D.703)

String Quartet in D minor (D.810) "Death and the Maiden".