The Pavel Haas Quartet are named after a young Czech composer who was interned by the Nazis in the the infamous "Theresienstadt" concentration camp. The Pavel Haas Quartet took part in the BBC's New Generation Artist Scheme and are now based in Prague, from where they are much in demand worldwide, and they have built a reputation for the highest level of quartet playing.
In the third of the four concerts recorded in November 2010 by the Pavel Haas Quartet at LSO St. Luke's in London, the quartet chose two twentieth-century quartets from France. In the days of LPs these were a natural pairing - not so common on the concert stage - the quartets by Debussy and Ravel.
The quartet members are: violinists Veronika Jaruskova and Eva Karova, viola player Pavel Nikl and cellist Krzystof Jarusek
The performances are presented by Katie Derham.
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor (Op.10)
Ravel: String Quartet in F major.