Dvorak's American String Quintet
The Skampa Quartet and viola player Garfield Jackson join Stephen Johnson to explore Dvorak's American String Quintet, written in the three years the composer spent in America.
The Skampa Quartet and viola player Garfield Jackson join Stephen Johnson in dissecting Dvorak's 'American' String Quintet Op 97. Along with his Symphony No 9 (From the New World) and the American String Quartet Op 96, the String Quintet was a work Dvorak wrote during the 3 years he spent in the USA. The programme was recorded at last year's Lake District Summer Music Festival in Kendal, and features extracts and complete performance of the String Quintet.