In this video, the Pavel Haas Quartet plays the final movement of Pavel Haas’s String Quartet No 2, ‘From the Monkey Mountains’.

The movement, titled ‘Wild Night’, is in the original version with added percussion, which Haas removed after it proved too adventurous for the audience at its premiere in Brno in 1926.

The August issue of The Strad features an interview with the Pavel Haas Quartet about being reunited with their former violist in Prague for a recording of Dvořák’s op.97 String Quintet. To read the interview download the issue on desktop computer or through The Strad App.