The Kapralova Quartet - Furter evidence Classical Music doesn't need to be dour and bland.

The Kapralova String Quartet Play Music Of Janacek, Brahms, Richter And Kapralova – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

The Kapralova Quartet - Furter evidence Classical Music doesn't need to be dour and bland.

The Kapralova Quartet – Further evidence Classical Music doesn’t need to be dour and androgynous.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Kapralova Quartet in concert

Over to Paris this week for a concert recorded this past August by the venerable Radio France Musique by the Czech ensemble The Kapralova Quartet. The concert was recorded during the Lubèron Festival and features a mixture of familiar and forgotten.

It all fits on one player, coming in at under an hour and 20 minutes.

Here’s what’s playing:

Festival International de quatuors à cordes du Lubéron : Janáček, Kaprálová, Brahms

1. Vítězslava Kaprálová

Quatuor Op.8 (1935, 1936)

2. Leoš Janáček

Quatuor N°1 JW VII:8, Sonate à Kreutzer (1923)

3. Johannes Brahms

Quatuor N°1 en ut mineur Op.51 N°1 (1865, 1873)

Encore: Franz Xaver Richter

Quatuor à cordes en ut majeur op 5 n°1, 3° mvt Rincontro

Quatuor Kaprálová (République Tchèque)

Veronika Panochová, Violon

Simona Hurníková, Violon

Karolína Strašilová, Alto

Simona Hečová, Violoncelle

Concert donné le samedi 18 août 2012 en l’Abbaye de Silvacane.

Enjoy your Anti-Road Rage Wednesday.

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