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The Skampa Quartet in a performance given at LSO St Luke's, London. Smetana: String Quartet No 1 (From My Life). Janacek: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata).

The Skampa Quartet play music from their Czech homeland at LSO St Luke's in London. Smetana's first string quartet evokes happy memories from his youth and the terrible onset of his later deafness, while Janacek's first quartet is inspired by Tolstoy's short story of an oppressed wife murdered by her jealous husband. The Skampas will be back tomorrow with another Czech programme including Janacek's second quartet.

Smetana: String Quartet No 1 (From My Life)
Janacek: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Skampa Quartet.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Mar 2016 13:00

Music Played

  • Bedrich Smetana

    String Quartet No 1 in E minor ('From my life')

    Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 1 ('The Kreutzer Sonata')

    Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.

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