Projects for the 2018-19 season


Czech Classics

Zemlinsky Quartet as one of the leading Czech chamber ensembles is proud to present the most precious jewels from the rich Czech chamber music treasure. Wide selection of string quartets gives the opportunity to select a balanced program of world famous, but also less known Czech works.

Program 1

L. Janáček: String Quartet from Youth
B. Smetana: String Quartet E minor From my life
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet G major Op. 106

Program 2

L. Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
J. Suk: String Quartet No. 1 B flat major Op. 11
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet F major Op. 96 American



Czech Classics and Contemporary

Contemporary pieces belong to the repertoire of the Zemlinsky Quartet; the ensemble premiered many works by important Czech composers as J. Gemrot or K. Mařatka. In 2015, new Janáček piece for string quartet was created, when K. Mařatka transcribed Janáček´s wind sextet for the Zemlinsky Quartet.

Program 1

B. Martinů: String Quartet No. 3
L. Janáček: String Quartet from Youth
J. Gemrot (*1957): String Quartet No. 3
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet A flat major Op. 105

Program 2

B. Martinů: Serenata II for Two Violins and Viola
L. Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
K. Mařatka (*1972): Clarinet Quintet
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A. Dvořák: String Quartet E flat major Op. 51



Celebrating anniversaries

The Zemlinsky Quartet would like to pay tribute to the composers that celebrate their anniversary in 2018 or 2019. Programs that contain only pieces by the jubilees, present lovely combination of well known and less played pieces that show the beauty and infinite variability of the string quartet music. Program 1

F. Mendelssohn: String Quartet E flat major Op. 12
L. Janáček: String Quartet from Youth
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F. Schubert: String Quartet Death and the Maiden

Program 2

F. X. Richter: String Quartet C major Op. 5/1
J. Turina: Oracion del torero
J. Haydn: String Quartet G minor op. 74/3 Rider
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L. Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters

…and other program to discuss.

Zemlinsky Quartet also offers to perform quintets with local artists (viola, cello, clarinet, piano). Zemlinsky Quartet also offers master classes and concerts for students in local schools.


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Chamber music with other instruments

Piano:

Alexander Borodin: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello C Minor
Johannes Brahms: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Violoncello C Minor Op. 60
Antonín Dvořák: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello A Major Op. 5
Antonín Dvořák: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello A Major Op. 81
Kryštof Mařatka: Exaltum. Quartet for Piano, Violion, Viola and Violoncello
Darius Milhaud: "Creation of the World" for Piano and String Quartet
Nikita Mndoyants: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Violoncello G Minor K. 478
Robert Schumann: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello E flat Major Op. 44
Dmitrij Shostakovich: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet G Minor Op. 57
Josef Suk: Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello G Minor Op. 8
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet F minor Op. 18

Viola:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello C Major Op. 29
Anton Bruckner: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello F Major
Antonín Dvořák: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello A minor Op. 1
Antonín Dvořák: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello E flat Major Op. 97
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello A Major Op. 18
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello G Minor K. 516
Ferdinand Ries: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello D Minor Op. 68
Alexander Zemlinsky: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello D Minor

Violoncello:

Franz Schubert: Quintet for Two Violins, Viola and Two Violoncellos C Major Op. 163

Guitar:

L. Boccherini: Quintet No. 4 in D Major, G. 448 „Fandango“
C. Tedesco: Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op.143
M. D. Pujol: Suite "Buenos Aires"

Harp:

André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for Harp and String Quartet
Claude Debussy: „Danses Sacrée et Profane“ for Harp and String Quartet

Flute:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Violoncello D Major K. 285
Ferdinand Ries: Quintet for Flute, Violin, Two Violas and Violoncello B Minor Op. 114

Oboe:

Benjamin Britten: Phantasy – Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello Op. 2
Henri Crussel: Divertimento for Oboe and String Quartet Op. 8
Antal Dorati: Nocturno and Capriccio for Oboe and String Quartet

Clarinet:

Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet B Minor Op. 115
Alexander Glazunov: Reverie orientale for Clarinet and String Quartet Op. 14/2
Paul Hindemith: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet Op. 30
Franz Krommer: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello E flat major Op. 21 No. 1
Franz Krommer: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello B flat major Op. 95
Franz Krommer: Quintet for Clarinet, Violin, Two Violas and Violoncello E flat major Op. 69
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet A Major K. 581
Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet B flat Major Op. 34

Horn:

Alexander Glazunov: Idylle for Horn and String Quartet
Trygve Madsen: Quintet for Horn and String Quartet
Trygve Madsen: Sextet for Two Horns and String Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Horn, Violin, Two Violas and Violoncello E flat Major K. 407
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: „Ein musikalischer Spass“ for Two Horns and String Quartet K. 522

Voice:

Samuel Barber: Dover Beach for voice and String Quartet Op. 3
Ottorino Respighi: "Il Tramonto" for Mezzosoprano and String Quartet
Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2 F sharp Minor Op. 10 (with Soprano)
Alexander Zemlinsky: "Maiblumen blühten überall" for Soprano and String Sextet

Sextets, Octets:

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 G major Op. 36
Antonín Dvořák: String Sextet A major Op. 48
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Octet E flat Major Op. 20
Sergej Prokofjev: Ouverture on a Hebrew Theme for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano Op. 34
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Arnold Schönberg: „Transfigured Night“ for String Sextet Op. 4
Erwin Schulhoff: String Sextet
Dmitrij Shostakovich: Preludium and Scherzo for String Octet Op. 11

String Quartet with Orchestra:

Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra Op. 47
Bohuslav Martinů: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Erwin Schulhoff: Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Orchestra
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General repertoire - complete

World composers:

Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga:
          String Quartet No. 3 E flat Major
Samuel Barber:
           Dover Beach for voice and String Quartet Op. 3
Béla Bartók:
          String Quartet No. 2 Op. 17
Ludwig van Beethoven:
           String Quartet F Major Op. 18/1
           String Quartet D Major Op. 18/3
           String Quartet C Minor Op. 18/4
           String Quartet B flat Major Op. 18/6
           String Quartet F Major Op. 59 No. 1 "Razoumoffsky"
           String Quartet E flat Major Op. 74 "Harp"
           String Quartet F Minor Op. 95 "Serioso"
           String Quartet E flat Major Op. 127
           String Quartet B flat Major Op. 130
           Grosse Fuge Op. 133
           String Quartet F Major Op. 135
           Trio for Violin, Viola and Violoncello E flat Major Op. 3 No. 1
           Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello C Major Op. 29
Ján Levoslav Bella:
          String Quartet E Minor
          String Quartet C Minor
          String Quartet B flat Major
Luigi Boccherini:
           Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet No. 4 D Major „Fandango“
Alexandr Borodin:
           String Quartet No. 1 A Major
           Serenata alla spagnola
           Quintet for Piano and String Quartet C Minor
Johannes Brahms:
           String Quartet C Minor Op. 51 No. 1
           String Quartet A Minor Op. 51 No. 2
           Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Violoncello C Minor Op. 60
           Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet B Minor Op. 115
           String Sextet No. 2 G major Op. 36
Benjamin Britten:
           Phantasy – Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello Op. 2
Anton Bruckner:
           String Quartet C Minor
           Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello F Major
Ladislav Burlas:
           String Quartet No. 3
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
           Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet Op. 143
Ernest Chausson:
          Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet D Major Op. 21
Henri Crussel:
           Divertimento for Oboe and String Quartet Op. 8
Antal Dorati:
           Nocturno and Capriccio for Oboe and String Quartet
Jean-Jacques Dünki:
          Madrigaux for String Quartet
Edward Elgar:
          Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra Op. 47
John Estacio:
           Test Run
Alexander Glazunov:
          String Quartet No. 3 G Major "Slavonic"
          String Quartet No. 4
          Idylle for Horn and String Quartet
          Reverie orientale for Clarinet and String Quartet Op. 14/2
Stewart Grant:
          String Quartet No. 2 "Banff Variations"
Joseph Haydn:
           String Quartet B minor Op. 33/1
           String Quartet D Major Op. 50/6 "Frog"
           String Quartet D Major Op. 64/5 "Lark"
           String Quartet G Minor Op. 74/3 "Rider"
           String Quartet G Major Op. 76/1
           String Quartet B flat Major Op. 76/3 "Emperor"
           String Quartet B flat Major Op. 76/4 "Sunrise"
           String Quartet D Major Op. 76/5
Paul Hindemith:
           Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet Op. 30
Rudolf Kelterborn:
           String Quartet No. 2
György Kurtág:
           12 Microludies for String Quartet Op. 13
           6 Moments Musicaux
           Arioso (dedicated to Walter Levin and his 85th birthday)
Arthur Lourié:
          String Quartet No. 1
          Hamlet Sonata
Trygve Madsen:
String Quartet C minor Op. 70
Quintet for Horn and String Quartet
           Sextet for Two Horns and String Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:
           String Quartet E flat Major Op. 12
           String Quartet D Major Op. 44/1
           String Quartet E Minor Op. 44/2
           String Quartet E flat Major Op. 44/3
           String Quartet f Minor Op. 80
           Four pieces for String Quartet Op. 81
           String Quintet A Major Op. 18
           String Octet E flat Major Op. 20
Darius Milhaud:
          "Creation of the World" for Piano and String Quartet
Nikita Mndoyants:
          Quintet for Piano and String Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
           String Quartet D Major K. 155
           String Quartet F Major K. 158
           String Quartet F Major K. 168
           String Quartet A Major K. 169
           String Quartet C Major K. 170
           String Quartet E flat Major K. 428
           String Quartet B flat Major K. 458 "Hunt"
           String Quartet C Major K. 465 "Dissonant"
           Adagio and Fugue C Minor K. 546
           String Quartet D Major K. 575
           Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Violoncello D Major K. 285
           Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello F Major K. 370
           Quintet for Horn, Violin, Two Violas and Violoncello E flat Major K. 407
           Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Violoncello G Minor K. 478
           Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello G Minor K. 516
           „Ein musikalischer Spass“ for Two Horns and String Quartet K. 522
           Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet A Major K. 581
Nikolaj Myaskovsky:
          String Quartet No. 13 A Minor Op. 86
Astor Piazzola:
           Four, For Tango
Sergej Prokofjev:
           Ouverture on a Hebrew Theme for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano Op. 34
Maurice Ravel:
          String Quartet F major
           Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Ottorino Respighi:
           "Il Tramonto" for Mezzosoprano and String Quartet
Ferdinand Ries:
          Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello D Minor Op. 68
          Quintet for Flute, Violin, Two Violas and Violoncello B Minor Op. 114
Wolfgang Rihm:
          String Quartet No. 10
Arnold Schönberg:
           String Quartet No. 1 D Minor Op. 7
           String Quartet No. 2 F sharp Minor Op. 10
           „Transfigured Night“ for String Sextet Op. 4
Franz Schubert:
           String Quartet in various keys, D. 18
           String Quartet C Major, D. 32
           String Quartet B flat Major, D. 36
           String Quartet C Major, D. 46
           String Quartet B flat Major, D. 68
           String Quartet D Major, D. 74
           String Quartet D Major, D. 94
           String Quartet B flat Major, D. 112
           String Quartet G Minor, D. 173
           String Quartet E flat Major Op. 125/1 D. 87
           String Quartet E Major Op. 125/2 D. 353
           Quartetsatz C Minor, D. 103
           String Quartet D Minor Op. Posth. "Death and the Maiden"
           String Quartet A Minor Op. 29 "Rosamunde"
           Quartettsatz C Minor, Op. Posth.
           Trio for Violin, Viola and Violoncello B flat Major
           Quintet for Two Violins, Viola and Two Violoncellos C Major Op. 163
Robert Schumann:
          String Quartet A Minor Op. 41/1
          Quintet for Piano and String Quartet E flat Major Op. 44
Dmitrij Shostakovich:
           String Quartet C Minor Op. 110
           Preludium and Scherzo for String Octet Op. 11
           Quintet for Piano and String Quartet G Minor Op. 57
           Two Pieces for String Quartet
Johann Svendsen:
          String Octet A Major Op. 3
Petr Ilyich Tchaikovskiy:
           String Quartet No. 3 E flat Minor Op. 30
          String Sextet D minor Op. 70 „Souvenir de Florence“
Eduardo Toldrá:
           String Quartet "Vistas al Mar"
Joaquín Turina:
           String Quartet "Oración del torero"
Carl Maria von Weber:
           Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet B flat Major Op. 34
Anton Webern:
           Six Bagatelles for String Quartet Op. 9
Mieczyslaw Weinberg:
           String Quartet No. 8 Op. 66
           Quintet for Piano and String Quartet F minor Op. 18
Hugo Wolf:
           Italian Serenade for String Quartet
Alexander Zemlinsky:
           String Quartet No. 1 A Major Op. 4
           String Quartet No. 2 Op. 15
           String Quartet No. 3 Op. 19
           String Quartet No. 4 Op. 25
           Two Movements for String Quartet
           Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello D Minor
           "Maiblumen blühten überall" for Soprano and String Sextet

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Czech composers:

Ivo Bláha:
          String Quartet No. 4 "Curriculum Vitae"
Antonín Dvořák:
           String Quartet No. 1 A Major Op. 2
           String Quartet No. 2 B flat Major
           String Quartet No. 3 D Major
           String Quartet No. 4 E Minor
           String Quartet No. 5 F Minor Op. 9
           String Quartet No. 6 A Minor Op. 12
           String Quartet No. 7 A Minor Op. 16
           String Quartet No. 8 E Major Op. 80
           String Quartet No. 9 D Minor Op. 34
           String Quartet No. 10 E flat Major Op. 51
           String Quartet No. 11 C Major Op. 61
           String Quartet No. 12 F Major Op. 96 "American"
           String Quartet No. 13 G Major Op. 106
           String Quartet No. 14 A flat Major Op. 105
           Cypresses for String Quartet
           Two Walzes Op. 54
           Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola Op. 74
           Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola Op. 75b
           Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello A Minor Op. 1
           Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello A Major Op. 5
           Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello A Major Op. 81
           Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Violoncello E flat Major Op. 97
           String Sextet A major Op. 48
Luboš Fišer:
           Testis
Rachel Fortin:
           qk (String Quartet No. 1)
           String Quartet No. 2
Jan Frei:
           String Quartet
Lukáš Hurník:
           Upside-down Variations on a Mozart Theme
Leoš Janáček:
           String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
           String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"
Viktor Kalabis:
           String Quartet No. 3
           String Quartet No. 4
           String Quartet No. 5
           String Quartet No. 6
           String Quartet No. 7
Adam Klemens:
           MiniAmadé for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello
Jan Krejčík:
           String Quartet No. 1
           String Quartet No. 2
Franz Krommer:
           Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello E flat major Op. 21 No. 1
           Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello B flat major Op. 95
           Quintet for Clarinet, Violin, Two Violas and Violoncello E flat major Op. 69
Bohuslav Martinů:
           Three Horsemen
           String Quartet No. 1
           String Quartet No. 3
           String Trio No. 1
           Serenata II for Two Violins and Viola
           Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Kryštof Mařatka:
           Exaltum. Quartet for Piano, Violion, Viola and Violoncello
Vinzenz Maschek:
           Divertimento A Major
           Divertimento G Major
Jiří Matys:
           String Quartet No. 6
František Adam Míča
           String Quartet C Major No. 2
Jiří Mittner:
           String Quartet
Josef Mysliveček
           String Quartet in C Major
Franz Xaver Richter:
           String Quartet C Major Op. 5/1
           String Quartet B flat Major Op. 5/2
           String Quartet A Major Op. 5/3
           String Quartet E flat Major Op. 5/4
           String Quartet G Major Op. 5/5
           String Quartet D Major Op. 5/6
           String Quartet G Minor
Jan Josef Rösler:
           String Quartet G Major Op. 6/2
Erwin Schulhoff:
           Five Pieces for String Quartet
           Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Orchestra
           String Sextet
Bedřich Smetana:
           String Quartet E Minor No. 1 "From My Life"
           String Quartet D Minor No. 2
           Dance of Comedians from "The Bartered Bride"
Josef Suk:
           String Quartet No. 1 B flat Major Op. 11
           String Quartet No. 2 Op. 31
           Meditation on an Old Czech Chorale "St.Wenceslas" Op. 35a
           Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello G Minor Op. 8
Jiří Teml:
          String Quartet No. 2 “Vivat Stravinskij”
Luděk Vlach:
           String Quartet (1971)

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