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Afflatus Quartet

Label: Cryston
Format: SACD hybrid
Barcode: 4526977810092
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Catalog number: OVCC 9
Releasedate: 11-10-11
Their second album features classical repertoire by Beethoven and Mozart. All of them are arrangements, but the distinguished ensemble members of Afflatus create sound rich and full of variety of colors, like an organic instrument made of four musicians, with celestial, beautiful sound for “Classical”.
  • Afflatus Quartet derives from Afflatus Quintet, the winner of the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich 1997 which is one of the most prestigious competition of chamber music in the world
  • The Afflatus Quartet/Quintet has been in the music scene since 1995
  • Its members seek to enrich as well as continue the strong tradition of Czech wind music, pursuing this goal successfully since their first public performance
  • Their repertoire consists not only of quintet literature's well-known chefs d'oeuvre, but also of works written especially for the ensemble
  • Each performer holds numerous prizes from national and international competitions, and each of them is employed by top European symphony orchestras
  • On this CD you can find classical repertoire by Beethoven and Mozart. All of them are arrangements, but the distinguished ensemble members of Afflatus create sound rich and full of variety of colors, like an organic instrument made of four musicians
  • Hybrid (CD + SACD 2ch/5ch)



Afflatus Quartet derives from Afflatus Quintet, the winner of the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich 1997 which is one of the most prestigious competition of chamber music in the world. With Radek Baborak, the world famous horn player and Afflatus member, taking "vacation" from the ensemble, the four members, each the splendid musician active in Europe, especially in Czech Republic, make the best possible unity with the woodwind quartet ensemble. Their second album features classical repertoire by Beethoven and Mozart. All of them are arrangements, but the distinguished ensemble members of Afflatus create sound rich and full of variety of colors, like an organic instrument made of four musicians, with celestial, beautiful sound for “Classical”.

Programme of this cd:
Beethoven / arr.Bok: String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op.18-1 (Woodwind Quartet version);
Beethoven / arr.Vester: Adagio and Allegro fur die Spieluhr WoO.33;
Mozart/ arr.Munclinger: Fantasie in F minor, K.608;
Mozart / arr.Munclinger: Andante in F major, K.616;
Mozart / arr.Munclinger: Adagio und Allegro in F minor, K.594

Afflatus Quartet derives from Afflatus Quintet, the winner of the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich 1997 which is one of the most prestigious competition of chamber music in the world.

Roman Novotny - flute (1968)
A member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Novotny graduated from the Academy of Music in Prague where he studied under Jiri Valek. In 1987, he won both the Conservatories Competition in Brno and the Dusek Competition in Prague, and in 1988 won the Amati Kraslice Competition. In 1996 he received an honorable mention in the Prague Spring International Competition - the highest ranked flutist from the Czech Republic.

Jana Brozkova - oboe (1968)
A member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Brozkova graduated from the Academy of Music in Prague where she studied under Jiri Mihule. She has received first prize in the European Prize Competition in Zurich, an honorable mention in the 1986 Prague Spring International Competition, and third prize in the same competition in 1991. She is a winner of the Fernand Gillet's International Double Reed Society Competition in Chicago 1997. Since 1997, she has been teaching at HAMU in Prague.

Vojtech Nydl - clarinet (1972)
A member of the Prague Philharmonia, Nydl graduated from the Academy of Music in Prague. In 1994 he studied with Michel Arrignon at the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris. Nydl received second prize at the Amati Kraslice Competition in 1988, and he won first prize at the Concertino Praga in 1990 and the Dusek Competition in Prague in 1991. He is also a member of the Czech Clarinet Quintet.

Ondrej Roskovec
- bassoon (1970)
A member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Roskovec graduated from the Academy of Music in Prague as a student of Frantisek Herman and Jiri Seidl. From 1989-1993, he was a member of the Czech Nonet. He won first prize in the Conservatories Competition in Brno in 1987, first prize in the Amati Kraslice Competition in 1988, and second prize in Amati Kraslice in 1990. He was awarded an honorable mention in the Prague Spring International Competition in 1991 and third prize in the same competition in 1996.