Eloquence exhumes a rare and the only recording by the Boskovsky Quartet, of Dvorák’s String Quartet, Op. 51 together with the Op. 81 Quintet.
Both performances on this disc are led by the Vienna Philharmonic concertmaster Willi Boskovsky. The Op. 51 is one of Dvorak’s most masterly essays in the quartet genre while the Op. 81 Quintet (in a classic recording with pianist, Sir Clifford Curzon) brims over with melodic inspiration. This is the first release on CD of the Op. 51 Quartet. The extensive documentation by Tully Potter outlines not only the history of the music but also the evolution of the Boskovksy and Vienna Philharmonic Quartets.
String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51 (B.92)
Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (B.155)
Clifford Curzon, piano
Vienna Philharmonic Quartet
Recording Producers: Victor Olof (String Quartet); John Culshaw (Piano Quintet)
Balance Engineers: Cyril Windebank (String Quartet); Gordon Parry (Piano Quintet)
Recording Locations: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, March 1951 (String Quartet); Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 29 October 1962 (Piano Quintet)