Erich Korngold: Piano Quintet in E Major & Leos Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

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Classical Music 

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11 August 2022

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Piano Quintet in E major, Op. 15

Leos Janacek

String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Piano Quintet in E major, Op. 15

Ivo Kahánek (Piano), Janacek Quartet

Leos Janacek

String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

Janacek Quartet

Janáček String Quartet

Miloš Vacek (first violin), Richard Kružík (second violin), Jan Řezníček (viola), Břetislav Vybíral (cello)

This album features some of the finest chamber music written during the 1920s. The Janacek String Quartet, along with pianist Ivo Kahanek (in the Quintet) deliver stirring, incisive performances of these two great works.

The Janacek String Quartet was founded in 1947 and is one of today’s finest European-based string quartets. Pianist Ivo Kahanek won the Prague String International music competition in 2004. He maintains a very active concert schedule.

The virtuosity on display here is quite astonishing. The longstanding Janáček Quartet is joined by fellow Czech pianist Ivo Kanánek for Korngold’s Quintet, before paying tribute to their namesake in a programme that gels superbly. — BBC Music Magazine, July 2021