Superbly poised

Superbly poised

The Wihan Quartet is one of the most experienced and admired of chamber ensembles. The present recording offers three classics from the Czech repertoire and also furnishes evidence of the development of the ensemble with the recent appointment of a new viola player, Jakub Cepicky.

“…The Wihan Quartet gives a deeply considered ensemble performance [of Dvorák’s String Quartet No. 13] . The sweetness of tone achieved in the Adagio is remarkable and the first movement has irresistible impetus… overall this is a very fine performance.”

Janáček’s First String Quartet is also given a handsome reading with superbly poised handling of the rhythm in the second movement and some soulful viola tone in the third… along with a heartfelt rendition of Suk’s Meditation on the St Wenceslas Chorale,

“this CD shows the Wihan Quartet to be in fine form…”

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