Wigmore Hall Mondays: Skampa Quartet and Krzysztof Chorzelski
Skampa Quartet and Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola) at Wigmore Hall. Suk: Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn St Wenceslas. Fischer: String Quartet No 3. Dvorak: String Quintet in E flat.
The Skampa Quartet and viola player Krzysztof Chorzelski live from Wigmore Hall in music by Suk, Pavel Fischer and Dvorak
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn 'St Wenceslas' Op 35a
Pavel Fischer (b.1965)
String Quartet No 3 'Mad Piper'
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
String Quintet in E flat major Op 97
The Skampa Quartet perform an all-Czech programme in today's live Wigmore Hall recital: Josef Suk's melodious Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn 'St Wenceslas' was written following the outbreak of the First World War. To end, the quartet is joined by viola player Krzysztof Chorzelski for Dvorak's sunny String Quintet in E flat major, a work written just after his famous "American" Quartet while Dvorak was still in Iowa. The middle work of the concert was written by the quartet's former first violin, Pavel Fischer; his Third String Quartet, 'Mad Piper', continuing the concert's theme, is influenced by folk music.