5.-8. STRING QUINTET in F minor, with two cellos (1853-54)
Pavel HŮLA, Miloš ČERNÝ violins / Violinen / violons
Zbyněk PAĎOUREK viola / Bratsche / alto
Václav BERNÁŠEK cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
with Michal KAŇKA cello / Violoncello / violoncelle
The composer of Prince Igor was the only member of the famous Group of Five to leave significant chamber music, made up of youthful scores reminiscent of Mendelssohn, such as the String Quintet in F minor, and two brilliant quartets, the powerful charm of
the Nocturne of the 2nd Quartet too often resulting in the neglect of the Quartet No.1 in A, despite its being denser and more elaborate, with its irresistible Scherzo, so admired by Ravel and Stravinsky.