Afflatus Quartet: Roman Novotny (flute), Jana Brozkova (oboe), Vojtech Nydl (clarinet) & Ondrej Roskovec (bassoon)
Four members of the internationally renowned Afflatus (Wind) Quintet from the Czech Republic perform arrangements by Bok, Vester, and Muclinger of chamber music by Beethoven and Mozart on a new hybrid SACD.
Afflatus Quartet derives from Afflatus (Wind) Quintet, the winner of one of the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the world, the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich 1997. With Radek Baborak, the world famous horn player and Afflatus member taking a "vacation" from the ensemble, the four remaining members, each of which is an active soloist throughout Europe and especially in Czech Republic, have produced an album that features classical repertoire by Beethoven and Mozart in arrangements for wind quartet. The disc includes versions of Beethoven’s String Quartet No.1 by Bok, and Adagio and Allegro, Wo0.33 by Vester, alongside those of Mozart’s Fantasie in F minor, K608, Andante in F major, K.616, and Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K.594 by Munclinger.