Sometimes there’s a happy synchronicity and this weekend is one such there’s an excellent exposition of this piece by Stephen Johnson as part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Discovering Music’ series. It’ still available for on-line listening and well worth your while. You can hear it here: ▶ BBC Radio 3 – Discovering Music, Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2 and I urge you to do so while it’s still available before proceeding to the quartet itself. I love this quartet from it’s brisk – almost brusque, statement of the opening theme to the way in which Dvořák progresses to rapidly combining and interweaving themes into different but always congruent textures. There’s a wonderful balance throughout between Dvořák’s lyricism, brisk forward movement, and passion all combined with an intriguing exploration of folk elements. Enjoy :-).
Video Source: ▶ Dvořák: Pianokwartet nr. 2 in Es groot – Janine Jansen & Friends – IKFU 2015 – Live Concert HD – YouTube Published on 26 Jun 2015 by AVROTROS Klassiek.