Dvorak String Quartet & String Sextet Japanese Import UHQCD
Japanese Import UHQCD!
Playable on any CD player, the Ultimate High Quality CD greatly surpasses all
previous CDs before it!
The Smetana Quartet are joined by cellist Josef Chuchro and Josef Suk on viola
for this recording of compositional works by Dvorak.
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Many years have passed since the birth of the Audio Compact Disc (CD) back in
1982. By use of High-Quality materials and a totally different manufacturing
method, the definitive version of audiophile audio CD was born. Playable on any
CD player, the Ultimate High Quality CD greatly surpasses all previous CDs
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UHQCD is a radical change to the CD manufacturing process itself. The
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Differences in manufacturing methods:
Conventional CDs are produced using the technique of injection molding to form
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the pit patterns on the stamper.
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Josef Suk, viola
Josef Chuchro, cello
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
String Quartet Op.96 B.179 "American"
1. I. Allegro, ma non troppo
2. II. Lento
3. III. Molto vivace
4. IV. Finale; Vivace, ma non troppo
String Sextet Op.48 B.80
5. I. Allegro moderato
6. II. Dumka (Elegie); Poco Allegretto - Adagio, quasi tempo di marcia - Andante
7. III. Furiant; Presto
8. IV. Finale. Thema mit Variationen; Allegretto grazioso, quasi Andantino