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Janáček Piano Music – On an Overgrown Path / In the Mists / Piano Sonata

Janáček Piano Music - On an Overgrown Path / In the Mists / Piano Sonata
Janáček Piano Music - On an Overgrown Path / In the Mists / Piano Sonata

Janáček Piano Music
On an Overgrown Path / In the Mists / Piano Sonata

Leoš Janáček
Radoslav Kvapil

Catalogue Number: ALC 1127
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD, 1994, 79:33



“He characterizes the changing moods of the Overgrown Path suite with a sure touch, but keeps them in a proper contrast….. he makes them relate to one another within a general mood. That is one, generally, of griefs remembered…. one along which this most self-honest of composers had trodden… So Kvapil lends a wistfulness even to the livelier pieces, (“They chattered like little swallows”), but also makes the anguished No. 8, …calm rather than frenzied in its pain. A similar understanding of contrast distinguishes the four beautiful pieces of In the mists, which are marked by a dignified sadness that Kvapil understands well….. these are interesting, intelligent and well-executed performances. (c) GramophoneRadoslav Kvapil

Po zarostlém chodníčku – I řada (On an Overgrown Path- Book I)

  • [1] Naše večery (Our Evenings) – moderato 4:14
  • [2] Lístek odvanutý (A Leaf Blown by the Wind) – andante 3:36
  • [3] Pojdte s náme (Come with Us) – andante – 1:20
  • [4] Frýdecká panna Maria (The Virgin of Fyrdek) – grave- 3:57
  • [5] štebetlay jak laštovičky (They chatted like Little Swallows) con moto- 2:09
  • [6] Nelze domluvit (Words fail me !) – andante- 2:26
  • [7] Dobrou noc! (Good Night !) –andante- 3:29
  • [8] Tak neskonale úzko (Unutterable Anguish) –andante 3:22
  • [9] V pláči (In Tears) – larghetto 3:05
  • [10] Sýček neodletel ! (The Little Owl still calls) –andante 4:11

Po zarostlém chodníčku – II řada (On an Overgrown Path, Book II)

  • [11] Andante 2:57
  • [12] Allegretto 4:01
  • [13] Piu mosso 2:44
  • [14] Vivo 2:43
  • [15] Allegro-adagio 5:50

I:x:1905 (Piano Sonata)

  • [16] Předtucha (Con moto) 6:10
  • [17] Smrt (Adagio) 6:29

V mlhách (In the Mists)

  • [18] Andante 3:35
  • [19] Molto adagio 4:32
  • [20] Andantino 3:40
  • [21] Presto 4:10