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Title: Karel Husa
Post by: greek on June 22, 2022, 06:24:14 am
Karel Husa was born in Prague in 1921.

He gave us two grand symphonies as well as four noteworthy string quartets.

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- First string quartet (1948). No performance is at present available.

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- Second string quartet (1953). There are three movements:

Adagio - Allegro con fuoco
Lento assai
Adagio - Allegro con brio

It was performed by the Fine Arts Quartet:

Leonard Sorkin (violin)
Abran Loft (violin)
Bernard Zaslav (viola)
George Sopkin (cello)

http://youtu.be/M1y-FJWxkyM (http://youtu.be/M1y-FJWxkyM)

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- Third string quartet (1968). There are four movements:

Allegro moderato
Lento assai
Allegro possibile
Adagio

Again it was performed by the Fine Arts Quartet:

http://youtu.be/Ti2uHL1fwG8 (http://youtu.be/Ti2uHL1fwG8)

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- Fourth string quartet, "Poems" (1990); there are six movements, given six fanciful names.

It was performed by the "fama Q" quartet:

David Danel – violin
Roman Hranička – violin
Ondřej Martinovský – viola
Balázs Adorján – cello

http://youtu.be/zV3L4nRi0uU (http://youtu.be/zV3L4nRi0uU)

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