Janácek Quartet – String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Supraphon)

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# Composer: Leoš Janácek
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 10
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50556
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.86GB), 24-bit/96kHz (916MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (267MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Track Listing:

Side One
String Quartet No. 1 (Inspired By Tolstoy’s “Kreutzer Sonata”)
01 – I. Adagio. Con Moto
02 – II. Con Moto
03 – III. Con Moto. Vivace. Andante
04 – IV. Con Moto. Adagio

Side Two
String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Pages”)
05 – I. Andante
06 – II. Adagio
07 – III. Moderato
08 – III. Moderato

Recorded in the Supraphon Studios in Prague, 1963

Musicians:

Karel Krafka – cello
Jirí Kratochvíl – viola
Jirí Trávnícek – first violin
Adolf Sýkora – second violin

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Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
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10 thoughts on “Janácek Quartet – String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Supraphon)”

  1. closely miked, wonderful balance, and sensitive playing.
    A big thanks to Jean Luc and to you Steve.
    A precious 54 year old gift. (Recorded in the Supraphon Studios in Prague, 1963)
    A very pleasant gift of a 1920’s Czech genre with which I’m not familiar.
    Thanks again.
    Bob

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