Czech Chamber Music Society Josef Špaček

Czech Chamber Music Society ⬩ Josef Špaček

The first Czech curator for the CCMS is now one of the most prominent young Czech violinists, Josef Špaček. The concert, where he will be joined by elite young European performers, promises to be a truly special experience. All of them are at the pinnacle of their fields, and they have eagerly accepted the invitation to Prague.

Czech Chamber Music Society


Alexander Glazunov
String Quintet in A major, Op. 39

Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C major, D 956


Josef Špaček violin
Júlia Pusker violin
Sarah McElravy viola
Julian Steckel cello
István Várdai cello

One of Schubert’s loveliest and most frequently played chamber works is his String Quintet in C major. He wrote it just two months before his death, and it is his last chamber work. When he gave it to his publisher Probst, he said: “I have finally written a quintet for two violins, viola, and two cellos…” Glazunov’s String Quintet in A Major is strongly influenced by Schubert’s earlier work. It dates from his early period – Glazunov was just 26 years old when he finished it. It will surely be interesting to compare the two works, one very famous and the other almost never played.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

11/8/2021 Monday 7:30 PM

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