Czech Philharmonic Quartet
The Czech Philharmonic Quartet was founded in 2000 on the initiative of members of the Czech Philharmonic. The sound of the quartet, which is typical for the Czech quartet school, is highly regarded by the critics. The Czech Philharmonic Quartet appears regularly in the chamber music series of the Czech Philharmonic and at festivals and concert series in the Czech Republic and abroad (Great Britain, Luxembourg, Germany, Japan, Israel, China, Slovakia). The quartet participated in the Japanese version of the “Mozart Effect” and recorded a whole series of Mozart compositions as part of that project. The ensemble has recorded Mozart’s “Haydn Quartets” and “Prussian Quartets” for the Japanese label Octavia Records.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”)
Finale. Vivace ma non troppo
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor (“From My Life”)
Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
On an Overgrown Path (excerpts) – arr. for strings
Astor Piazzolla (1821–1992)
Libertango – arr. for strings
Salut D’Amour op. 12 – arr. for strings
Štěpán Pražák violin
Viktor Mazáček violin
Jiří Poslední viola
Jakub Dvořák cello
The concert has no intermission.
Classical music in Prague is world renowned.