During Easter, we presented our new cd Česko (our second cd with Channel Classics) at the Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam! A fully Czech album, full of Bohemian temperament of the composers Schulhoff and Dvořák.
On Česko we go on a musical journey across Europe to the extraordinary land of Bohemia (populary known as Česko, though officially the word actually means Czech), the homeland of two composers we have come to love so much. It doesn’t seem to matter that we hardly know their country: the indescribable energy of the music, with its folk melodies and harmonies, revealing the essence of a nation steeped in a deep cultural history, takes us there instantly.
Watch ‘the making of’ here:
Erwin Schulhoff 1894 – 1942
String Quartet no.1 (1924)
Esquisses de Jazz (1927; originally for piano, arranged for Ragazze by Leonard Evers)
Antonín Dvořák 1841-1904
String Quartet no.13 in G-major, opus 106 (1895)