is an interpretative tradition in our country, which goes back four generations to the Bohemian Quartet. They were in very close contact with Dvorak. because the second violin was Josef Suk. his son-in-law.’

Central Europe has seen more than its fair share oi~ upheaval over the century. and you might expect any sense ol~ tradition to have been overturnd by ideology ol~ one kind or another. Happily. this seems not to be the case: ‘During the war the Prague Quartet still played. I heard from my older colleagues and my teachers that during l942 and 1943 things were not so bad. Towards the end things got worse. but throughout the war there were concerts in Prague.‘ he says.

And later. during the Cold War period? The first Communist minister of culture Zednek Nejedly hated Dvorak for personal reasons. Nejedly was in love with Dvorak‘s daughter but she married Josef Suk instead. After the Second World War when Nejedly came to power, he made sure that Dvorak played second fiddle to Smetana.The fact that the people insisted on listening to Dvorak is testimony to the power and resonance of his music.

Various programmes of Dvorak's music will be performed on 18—22 Aug at the Usher Hall, 18—19 & 21, 24 Aug at the Queen ’3 Hall. See International Programme for details or call

013] 225 5 756 for information.

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