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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.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Josef Suk

    Meditation On An Old Czech Hymn "St Wenceslas" Op.35a Vers. For String Quartet

    Ensemble: Skampa String Quartet.
  • Josef Suk

    Meditation on the Old Bohemian Choral Svaty Vaclave, Op 35a

  • Pavel Fischer

    Quartet No.3 (Mad Piper) For Strings

    Ensemble: Skampa String Quartet.
  • Pavel Fischer

    String Quartet No 3 ‘Mad Piper’

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Quintet In E Flat Major Op.97 For Strings

    Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Ensemble: Skampa String Quartet.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quintet in E flat major, Op 97

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