Dvořák String Sextet Op.48, String Quintet Op.77

Dvořák String Sextet Op.48,  String Quintet Op.77
Dvořák String Sextet Op.48,  String Quintet Op.77

Dvořák String Sextet Op.48, String Quintet Op.77

The Nash Ensemble

Catalogue Number: ALC 1273
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD, 2004 time 71:33





“enjoyable Dvořák coupling worthy of joining the list of recommendations”
“The Sextet, one of Dvořák’s finest chamber works, makes an excellent pairing with the double-bass Quintet … a striking contrast to the Sextet’s expansive richness. The Nash Ensemble are well recorded and play with refined expression while attacking the brilliant, quasi-orchestral music in the two finales with force and spirit. I particularly enjoyed the smiling, sunlit atmosphere in the Sextet’s first movement; and there’s beautiful playing, too, in the Quintet’s Andante and Intermezzo.” (Gramophone)

  • String Sextet in A (two violins, two violas & two cellos, B80, Op.48(1878)
  • [1] I: Allegro moderato 14:12
  • [2] II: Dumka (Elegie): Poco Allegretto 7:06
  • [3] III: Furiant: Presto 4:11
  • [4] IV: Finale: Tema con Variazioni 7:50
  • String Quintet in G for two violins, viola, cello & double bass,
    B49 Op.77 (1875)
  • [5] I: Allegro con fuoco 10:58
  • [6] II: Scherzo: Allegro vivace 7:43
  • [7] III: Poco andante 7:52
  • [8] IV: Finale: Allegro assai 7:04
  • [9] Intermezzo in B for two violins, viola, cello & double bass,
    B49 (1875) 4:34