Janáček: String Quartets; Suk: String Quartet No. 1
Gabrieli String Quartet; Musikverein Quartet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807407
Barcode
00028948074075
Format
1-CD
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LEOS JANÁČEK
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’
Gabrieli String Quartet

JOSEF SUK
String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 11*
Musikverein Quartet

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Richard Beswick (Janáček); Christopher Raeburn (Suk)
Recording Engineers: John Dunkerley (Janáček); John Dunkerley, Jack Law (Suk)
Recording Locations: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, UK, 2–4 May 1977 (Janáček); Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 12–14 June 1977, March 1978 (Suk)

Reviews

‘I find [the Gabrieli String Quartet’s] readings impressive. They have authority and imagination and they are as faithful to the score as I can judge … I admire the way they succeed in sustaining magic without inflating the rhetoric and over-emphasizing the bizarre. They succeed, too, in maintaining beautiful sound.’ Gramophone (Janáček)

‘performances of sustained eloquence and accomplishment’ Gramophone,  (Janáček)

‘a most welcome addition to the catalogue’ Gramophone (Suk)