The Skampa Quartet in a concert from LSO St Luke's, London. Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn (St Wenceslas). Janacek: String Quartet No 2. Pavel Fischer: String Quartet No 1.
The Skampa Quartet play music from their Czech homeland at LSO St Luke's in London. The spirit of Czech nationalism underpins Josef Suk's Meditation, and the Skampa Quartet's founder violinist Pavel Fischer channels Moravian folk music in his first string quartet. Janacek's second is a deeply autobiographical evocation of his unrequited love for a much younger woman.
Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn (St Wenceslas)
Janacek: String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)
Pavel Fischer: String Quartet No 1 (Moravia)