Dvořák: Quartet no. 12, Op. 96 American
III Molto Vivace
Tokyo String Quartet
From Dvořák Quartet no. 12, Op. 96 American / Smetana Quartet no. 1 From my Life (2013)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
Dvořák: Quartet no. 12, Op. 96 American – III Molto Vivace
In its valedictory release, the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet presents a pair of well-loved chamber works offering a glimpse into the private world of two Czech composers. Antonín Dvorák and Bedrich Smetana – although they were sometimes regarded as musical opposites in their homeland – together came to represent the quintessential sound of 19th-century Czech music.