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Jul 20, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Vlach Quartet Prague

New York Debut Recital, Tuesday, July 20, 5:45 pm, Frick Collection - 1 East 70th Street, NY, Phone: 212 288-0700

All-Czech Program:

Josef Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Chorale

Ernst Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet

Leos Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata")

Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet in G major, op.106




The Vlach Quartet Prague follows in the rich tradition of Czech chamber music. It is rooted especially in the artistic legacy of the distinguished violinist, conductor and teacher Josef Vlach  [1923-1988], primarius of the original Vlach Quartet. This  extraordinary figure initiated creation of the then New Vlach Quartet in 1982 and had a decisive influence on its artistic development. Already in 1983 it won the Czech Competition of String Quartets, gaining the prize for the best performance of a contemporary composition. In 1985, it won the International Competition of String Quartets in Portsmouth, England. The quartet was chosen  by Naxos to record fifteen CDs with the complete chamber works by Antonin Dvorák, for the centennial  anniversary of Dvorák's death in 2004. In 2000 the quartet was twice awarded the prestigious "Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten-kritik"  by German music critics. The Vlach Quartet Prague has performed not only in Europe (most often in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Spain) but also in the USA, Japan and New Zealand.  It was featured at several major festivals, such as Lanaudiere  (Canada), Schleswig-Holstein and Scharwenka (Germany),  Sandviken (Sweden), Santorini (Greece), and Auckland (New Zealand). It has given concerts at  important concert halls in Prague, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Stuttgart, and elsewhere, and will make an extensive North American tour next February, including appearances in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Cleveland.





No admission fee, but tickets are limited and issued in response to written requests received by mail on the third Monday before the concert. Please direct requests to the Concert Dept. and enclose a stamped,self-addressed envelope.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Jul 20, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Frick Collection

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