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Dvořák Played on Dvořák’s own Bösendorfer (II)

Dvořák Played on Dvořák's own Bösendorfer (II)
Dvořák Played on Dvořák's own Bösendorfer (II)

Dvořák Played on Dvořák’s own Bösendorfer (II)

Radoslav Kvapil

Catalogue Number: ALC 1171
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 77:41 DDD, 1998



“the same preoccupation with authenticity persuaded Kvapil to record on the Bösendorfer…the outspoken freshness of the sweet timbres of the instrument testify to the precise sound the composer had available to compose with.(La Montagne, Paris)

“Kvapil has an exemplary approach to Dvořák: his imagination always alert, his gestures always spontaneous, he thus establishes a benchmark with this new collection, finding as before the most eloquent phrases, the most sparkling (oh the liveliness of the Valse op.54/8 !), and the most expressive that he can…..Squaring the circle is here resolved by a perfect stylist who has the emotional language for this music. The interpretations demonstrate similar qualities, whilst nourishing a sustained interest in the piano output of Dvořák (Repertoire magazine, Paris)

Valses op. 54

  • [1] Moderato 3:41
  • [2] Allegro con fuoco 3:23
  • [3] Poco allegro 3:11
  • [4] Allegro vivace 2:35
  • [5] Allegro 3:08
  • [6] Allegro 4:23
  • [7] Allegro 2:44
  • [8] Allegro vivace 2:51

Eclogues B 103

  • [9] Allegro non tanto 3:06
  • [10] Quasi Allegretto 5:19
  • [11] Moderato 3:13
  • [12] Allegretto 4:58
  • Pièces pour piano op. 52

  • [13] Impromptu 3:36
  • [14] Intermezzo 3:20
  • [15] Gigue 2:21
  • [16] Eglogue 4:56

Mazurkas op. 56

  • [17] Allegro non tanto 3:34
  • [18] Vivo e risoluto 2:47
  • [19] Allegro 2:25
  • [20] Lento, ma non troppo 4:12
  • [21] Allegro non troppo 4:08
  • [22] Allegro 3:40