Category:

Concert

Date:

Tue, March 14, 2023

Time:

7:30 PM

Price:

$40 for Single Tickets, $100 for subscription

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Chamber Music Cincinnati: Pavel Haas Quartet

This recital is only being presented at Memorial Hall. Church subscribers will receive tickets for this recital good for the Memorial Hall date.

Six Time Gramophone Award Winner (including “Recording of the Year” for Dvorak Quartets Ops. 96 + 106)

“The World’s Most Exciting String Quartet” – Gramophone Magazine

“One of the ten greatest string quartet ensembles of all time (BBC Music Magazine, January 17, 2022)

Monday, March 14, 2023, Memorial Hall – One Performance Only

Quartet No. 3, H. 183 (1929), Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)

Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34 (1945), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

Quartet in G Major, Op. 106* (1895), Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

 

About The Pavel Haas Quartet

Described by the BBC Music Magazine as being . “…known for its passionate and fearless performances,” the Pavel Haas Quartet was founded in 2002 by the violinist Veronika Jarůšková and the violist Pavel Nikl, a member until 2016, when he left due to family reasons.

The collaboration has continued―Pavel Nikl has been the ensemble’s permanent guest for string quintet performances. Since the spring 2021, the viola position has been occupied by a world-renowned violinist and violist Luosha Fang.

The Quartet have established themselves as one of the world’s most exciting contemporary chamber ensembles, performing at the world’s great concert venues. They have recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs, wining numerous prizes, including a remarkable six Gramophone Awards.

In 2007, the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) named the Pavel Haas Quartet one of its Rising Stars, following which they had the opportunity to give numerous high-profile appearances the world over. Between 2007 and 2009, they held the title of BBC New Generation Artist, and in 2010  were granted a classical music fellowship from the Borletti–Buitoni Trust.

This year, the PHQ celebrates their 20th anniversary by being named by the BBC Music Magazine as among the 10 greatest string quartets of all time, alongside the Alban Berg, Amadeus, Borodin, Emerson, Ebene, Quartetto Italiano,  and a small number of others at chamber music’s pinnacle.

Recordings for Supraphon include major works by Czech composers (Leoš Janáček, Pavel Haas, Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana) and by others including Prokofiev, Schubert and Shostakovich. Their eight albums, have earned the coveted Gramophone Award six times; their recording of Dvořák’s quartets honored as Recording of the Year. They have won the BBC Music Magazine Award twice, the Diapason d’Or de l’Année once, and countless other acknowledgements. A new album of Brahms quintets ties in with its recording of Dvořák quintets. The PHQ invited pianist Boris Giltburg and violist Pavel Nikl to collaborate on both.

The quartet bears the name of Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899–1944), the most talented pupil of Leoš Janáček, who in 1941 was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Terezín ghetto and three years later died in Auschwitz. His oeuvre includes three splendid string quartets.

About the Program

Bohuslav Martinu wrote his first string quartet in 1918, when he was still living in Prague; his second in 1925, soon after he moved to Paris in 1923, permanently, as it turned out. He wrote his third and last in 1929 as a true member of the thriving artistic community there, adding to the form a jazz influence that makes this short piece innovative, intriguing, and exciting.

Once known primarily for scoring films, Erich Korngold was a composing prodigy in Austria. His piano trio was published when he was 12, his second piano sonata at 13, promoted by Arthur Schnabel. He and Schoenberg were voted the nation’s two most famous composers before World War II. Korngold’s third string quartet was written after he retired from film to once again write classical compositions. Yet, it contains hints of music from three film scores. Today he is recognized as one of our nation’s great contemporary composers.

Antonin Dvorak was a remarkable chamber composer in quality and output including 14 string quartets. Like Beethoven’s, his last five have become staples of the repertoire. No. 13, the last he began and with No. 14 one of his final two chamber works, is compositional tour de force, featuring the key elements commonly identified with Dvorak’s music. It is performed on this program by the Pavel Haas Quartet of Dvorak’s own country, recently named by BBC Music Magazine as one of the ten greatest string quartets of all time.

Chamber Music Cincinnati: Pavel Haas Quartet

This recital is only being presented at Memorial Hall. Church subscribers will receive tickets for this recital good for the Memorial Hall date.

Six Time Gramophone Award Winner (including “Recording of the Year” for Dvorak Quartets Ops. 96 + 106)

“The World’s Most Exciting String Quartet” – Gramophone Magazine

“One of the ten greatest string quartet ensembles of all time (BBC Music Magazine, January 17, 2022)

Monday, March 14, 2023, Memorial Hall – One Performance Only

Quartet No. 3, H. 183 (1929), Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)

Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34 (1945), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

Quartet in G Major, Op. 106* (1895), Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

 

About The Pavel Haas Quartet

Described by the BBC Music Magazine as being . “…known for its passionate and fearless performances,” the Pavel Haas Quartet was founded in 2002 by the violinist Veronika Jarůšková and the violist Pavel Nikl, a member until 2016, when he left due to family reasons.

The collaboration has continued―Pavel Nikl has been the ensemble’s permanent guest for string quintet performances. Since the spring 2021, the viola position has been occupied by a world-renowned violinist and violist Luosha Fang.

The Quartet have established themselves as one of the world’s most exciting contemporary chamber ensembles, performing at the world’s great concert venues. They have recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs, wining numerous prizes, including a remarkable six Gramophone Awards.

In 2007, the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) named the Pavel Haas Quartet one of its Rising Stars, following which they had the opportunity to give numerous high-profile appearances the world over. Between 2007 and 2009, they held the title of BBC New Generation Artist, and in 2010  were granted a classical music fellowship from the Borletti–Buitoni Trust.

This year, the PHQ celebrates their 20th anniversary by being named by the BBC Music Magazine as among the 10 greatest string quartets of all time, alongside the Alban Berg, Amadeus, Borodin, Emerson, Ebene, Quartetto Italiano,  and a small number of others at chamber music’s pinnacle.

Recordings for Supraphon include major works by Czech composers (Leoš Janáček, Pavel Haas, Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana) and by others including Prokofiev, Schubert and Shostakovich. Their eight albums, have earned the coveted Gramophone Award six times; their recording of Dvořák’s quartets honored as Recording of the Year. They have won the BBC Music Magazine Award twice, the Diapason d’Or de l’Année once, and countless other acknowledgements. A new album of Brahms quintets ties in with its recording of Dvořák quintets. The PHQ invited pianist Boris Giltburg and violist Pavel Nikl to collaborate on both.

The quartet bears the name of Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899–1944), the most talented pupil of Leoš Janáček, who in 1941 was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Terezín ghetto and three years later died in Auschwitz. His oeuvre includes three splendid string quartets.

About the Program

Bohuslav Martinu wrote his first string quartet in 1918, when he was still living in Prague; his second in 1925, soon after he moved to Paris in 1923, permanently, as it turned out. He wrote his third and last in 1929 as a true member of the thriving artistic community there, adding to the form a jazz influence that makes this short piece innovative, intriguing, and exciting.

Once known primarily for scoring films, Erich Korngold was a composing prodigy in Austria. His piano trio was published when he was 12, his second piano sonata at 13, promoted by Arthur Schnabel. He and Schoenberg were voted the nation’s two most famous composers before World War II. Korngold’s third string quartet was written after he retired from film to once again write classical compositions. Yet, it contains hints of music from three film scores. Today he is recognized as one of our nation’s great contemporary composers.

Antonin Dvorak was a remarkable chamber composer in quality and output including 14 string quartets. Like Beethoven’s, his last five have become staples of the repertoire. No. 13, the last he began and with No. 14 one of his final two chamber works, is compositional tour de force, featuring the key elements commonly identified with Dvorak’s music. It is performed on this program by the Pavel Haas Quartet of Dvorak’s own country, recently named by BBC Music Magazine as one of the ten greatest string quartets of all time.

Category:

Concert

Date:

Tue, March 14, 2023

Time:

7:30 PM

Price:

$40 for Single Tickets, $100 for subscription

Buy Single Tickets Back to all shows