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Composer: Suk, Josef (1874-1935)

February 2018
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LondonLCMS – Albion Quartet

© Gullick
Fribbins, Haydn, Suk, Dvořák
Albion Quartet

LondonWihan Quartet

Wihan Quartet
Richter, Haydn, Suk
Wihan Quartet

AmsterdamPražák Quartet With Beethoven and Suk

© Monika Navratilova
Schoenberg, Suk, Beethoven
Pražák Quartet

LondonCzech Roots: Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver

Janáček, Suk, Schulhoff
Chloë Hanslip; Danny Driver

MalmöIstván Várdai Plays Dvorák Cello Concerto

Ravel, Dvořák, Suk
Malmo Symphony Orchestra; Bertrand de Billy; István Várdai
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Raising Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

Jakub Hrůša © V. Krsul
The effervescent conductor took six little-known Czech works into another ether: one in which the footprints are invisible.
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Joshua Bell and friends in Czech chamber music

Joshua Bell © Erik Kabik
Joshua Bell and other musical heavyweights fail to impress in an evening of Czech chamber works well-known and otherwise.
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Stratos Quartett brings youthful, polished vigor to Vienna

Stratos Quartett © Vipin Mayer
Technical proficiency and brilliant clarity prevailed in the Stratos Quartett's recital, without ever feeling staid or over-cautious. 
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Familiar Dvořák, unfamilar Suk from Hrůša and the Philharmonia

Jakub Hrůša © Zbynek Maderyc
The last of the Philharmonia’s “Bohemian Legends” series paired an extremely familiar work – Dvořák’s Cello Concerto – with an extremely unfamiliar one: Josef Suk’s Asrael Symphony. In spite of some uneven orchestral playing, the concert showed off the best points of both works.
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Slavonic, dramatic, overwhelming - Janáček's Glagolitic Mass at the Royal Festival Hall

Jakub Hrůša © Zbynek Maderyc
In a concert of two halves, the Philharmonia fail to convince with Suk and Dvořák but provide a thrilling rendition of Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, a choral work that is dramatic, operatic, giant in scale and unique in style.
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