Sunday 28 October 2012 11:30AM
Dvořák and Mozart
- Dante Quartet
Spillville, a tiny hamlet in Iowa, provided Dvorák with welcome respite from his duties as director of New York’s National Conservatory of Music. Its sights and sounds also inspired the String Quartet in F Op. 96 ‘American’.
The Dante Quartet, winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for best chamber ensemble in 2007, pairs Dvorák’s score with another late masterpiece, the third of Mozart’s so-called ‘Prussian’ quartets.
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
- String Quartet No. 12 in F major Op. 96 'American'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- String Quartet No. 23 in F major K590 'Prussian'