Talich Quartet : "An international award-winning back catalogue"


Talich Quartet (1970-1997)
(from left to right)

Jan Kvapil, Violin 2
Evzen Rattay, Cello
Petr Messiereur, violin 1
Jan Talich Sr, Viola 




"Founding members of the Talich Quartet leaving a lasting legacy". 

Jan Talich Sr. founded the Talich quartet in 1964 and named it in honour of his uncle, the famous conductor Václav Talich, who conducted the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra between 1919 and 1939. In 1970, Jan Talich Sr. handed over the reins to the great violinist Petr Messiereur. Alongside the founder on the viola, the quartet comprised Petr Messiereur and Jan Kvapil on violins and Evžen Rattay on the cello. With this new line-up, the ensemble achieved great success with a Czech, international and contemporary repertoire. The success of the first performance given in Paris in 1975 at the invitation of the AMC led to its first invitation to play in the United States in 1976, and an award from the Charles Cros Academy in 1977 for its mythical interpretation of Antonin Dvořàk's American Quartet.

The Quartet's discography from 1970' and 1980' includes the complete sets of Mozart and Beethoven's string quartets, Mozart's string quintets and other string quartets including Smetana and Janáček.

Taking on the legendary name, the new generation took over in 1997, when it was given renewed impetus by Jan Talich Jr. They give concerts worldwide and thanks to the dedication of its members, past and present, the Talich Quartet has retained its commitment to refined sound, remarkable virtuosity and keen interpretive skills which gives the Talich Quartet their unique style.

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BEETHOVEN_The Complete String Quartets (7 CDs)
MOZART_The Complete String Quartets (7 CDs)
MOZART_The Complete String Quintets (3 CDs)

BEETHOVEN_String Quartet Op.130 / Great Fugue Op.131
HAYDN_The Seven Last Words of Christ
MOZART_Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525 / Adagio and Fugue...


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