Czech Piano Anthology

Category:

Description


CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE:

Czech Piano Anthology

Radoslav Kvapil

Catalogue Number: ALC 6001
Number of Discs: 6
EAN: 5055354460012

Czech piano masterpieces survey— and extraordinary value!\r\n

“A splendid series of Kvapil CDs in the shape of his “Anthology of Czech Piano Music” appeared at first on Unicorn. In recent times this series (and more) have been reissued… now on Alto. … Radoslav Kvapil’s playing is miraculously sure-footed and full of bounding insights. He is a virtuoso of finger dexterity, revelation of mood and narrative arch.”
– Rob Barnett, Musicweb International

Disc 1 – Antonín Dvorák

    • Tema con variazione, Op. 36 15:15

Poetic Tone Pictures (Poetické Nálady), Op. 85

    • I. On The Road At Night 5:31

\r\n

    • II. Toying 4:17
    • III. At The Old Castle 4:05
    • IV. Spring Song 3:57
    • V. Peasant\’s Ballad 3:40
    • VI. Reverie 4:03
    • VII. Furiant 2:53
    • VIII. Goblin\’s Dance 3:12
    • IX. Serenade 4:25
    • X. Bachannal 4:27
    • XI. Tittle-Tattle 4:00
    • XII. At a Hero\’s Grave 5:09
    • XIII. At Svatá Hora 2:44

Disc 2 – Leos Janácek

On an Overgrown Path, Book I (Po zarostlém chodnícku, I Rada)

    • I. Nase vecery (Our Evenings) – moderato 4:17
    • II. Lístek odvanuty (A Leaf Blown by the Wind) – andante 3:39
    • III. Pojdte námi (Come with Us) – andante 1:21
    • IV. Frydecká panna Maria (The Virgin of Fyrdek) – grave 4:01
    • V. Stebetaly jak lastovicky (They Chatted Like Little Swallows) – con moto 2:10
    • VI. Nelze domluvit (Words fail me) – andante 2:28
    • VII. Dobrou noc! (Good Night!) – andante 3:33
    • VIII. Tak neskonale úzko (Unutterable anguish) – andante 3:23
    • IX. V pláci (In Tears) – larghetto 3:06
    • X. Sycek neodletel! (The Little Owl Still Calls) – andante 4:17

On an Overgrown Path, Book II (Po zarostlém chodnícku, II Rada)

    • I. Andante 2:58
    • II. Allegretto 4:01
    • III. Più mosso 2:46
    • IV. Vivo 2:46
    • V. Allegro – Adagio 5:54

1:x:1905 (Piano Sonata)

    • I. Predtucha (Con moto) 6:12
    • II. Smrt (Adagio) 6:34

In the Mists (V mlhách)

    • I. Andante 3:37
    • II. Molto adagio 4:35
    • III. Andantino 3:40
    • IV. Presto 4:09

Disc 3 – Bohuslav Martinu

    • 1 Fantasie 9:19
    • 2 Toccata 7:41
    • 3 Etude in D 1:48
    • 4 Polka in D 1:34
    • 5 Etude in A 2:57
    • 6 Polka in A 1:25
    • 7 Pastorale 1:52
    • 8 Etude 1:55
    • 9 Etude in C 2:36
    • 10 Polka in F 1:28
    • 11 Danse-Etude 1:53
    • 12 Polka in E 1:55
    • 13 Etude in F 1:45
    • 14 Etude in A 2:11
    • 15 Polka in A 2:32
    • 16 Etude in F 1:45
    • 17 Polka in A 1:41
    • 18 Etude in F 2:16
    • 19 Les Bouquinistes du Quai Malaquais 1:27
    • 20 Adagio 2:46

Sonata No. 1

    • I. Poco Allegro 5:04
    • II. Moderato (Poco Andante) 7:33
    • III. Adagio – Allegro 4:45

Disc 4 – Vítezslav Novák (also available as ALC-1113)

Sonata Eroica, Op. 24

    • I. Allegro patetico 13:31
    • 2. Andante mesto – Allegro energico 12:33

Songs of Winter Nights, Op. 30

    • I. Pisen mesicní noci (Song of a moonlit night) – Andante amoroso 4:12
    • II. Pisen bourlivé noci (Song of a stormy night) – Allegro tempestuoso 2:33
    • III. Pisen vánocni noci (Song of Christmas night) – Andante misterioso 6:00
    • IV. Pisen noci karnevalové (Song of a carnival night) – Allegro burlesco 4:35

Slovak Suite, Op. 32

    • I. V kostele – Andante 5:26
    • II. Mezi detmi – Vivace, giocoso 4:19
    • III. Zamilovaní – Andante con moto 4:39
    • IV. U muziky – Allegro strepitoso 4:33
    • V. V noci – Andante con tenerezza 7:38
    • Valachian Dances, Op. 34 – No. 2: Dymák (Con fuoco) 6:14

Disc 5 – Bedrich Smetana

Tri salonni polky (Three salon polkas)

    • I. Polka in F# – vivo 4:30
    • II. Polka in E – allegretto ma non troppo 1:49
    • Tri poeticke polky (Three Poetic Polkas) – Polka in Ab – allegro 2:27

Sny (Dreams)

    • I. Zaniklé stestí (Bygone Happiness) – vivo – quasi andante – più vivo 4:20
    • II. Útecha (Consolation) – moderato – moderato assai – lento – poco meno allegro 4:45
    • III. V Cechhách – vsenický príbeh (In Bohemia – Country Tale) moderato e rubato – più allegro – più vivo 5:08
    • IV. V salone (In the Salon) – allegro comodo 3:51
    • V. Pred hradem (Before the Castle) – moderato ma energico 5:00
    • VI. Slavnost ceských venkovanu (Festival of Bohemian Country Folk) molto vivace – vivo ed energico – più lento – Tempo I – presto 4:47

Ceske tance (Czech Dances) II

    • I. Furiant 5:47
    • II. Slepicka (Little hen) 3:17
    • III. Oves (Oats) 5:08
    • IV. Medved (The Bear) 3:25
    • V. Cibulicka (Little Onion) 4:53
    • VI. Dupák (Stomp Dance) 3:51
    • VII. Hulán (The Lancer) 4:55
    • VII. Obkrocák (Stepping Round) 3:21
    • IX. Sousedská (Neighbour\’s Dance ) 4:38
    • X. Skocná (Hopping Dance) 3:38

Disc 5 – Josef Suk
Klavírní skladby (Piano Pieces), Op. 7

    • I. Pisen lásky (Love Song) – Adagio, non troppo lento 6:08
    • II. Humoreska (Humoresque) – Allegretto gracioso 1:49
    • III. Vzpominky (Memories) – Andante con moto quasi improvisando 3:51
    • IV. Idylky (Little Idylls) – 1. Moderato 2. Tempo comodo 5:57
    • V. Dumka – andante – allegro ma non troppo 5:19
    • VI. Capricietto – allegro scherzando 2:22

Jaro (Spring), Op. 22a

    • I. Jaro (Spring) – allegro con brio 4:36
    • II. Vánek (The Breeze) – andante, quasi allegretto 2:04
    • III. V ocekávání (In Expectation) – andante, con moto ed espressivo 3:10
    • IV. Andante 1:40
    • V. V roztouzení (Longing) – allegro non troppo 2:51

Letni dojmy (Summer Impressions), Op. 22b

    • I. V poledne (At noon) – moderato 2:14
    • II. Hra deti (Children at play) – allegretto 2:33
    • III. Vecerní nálada (Evening Mood) – andante espressivo 5:32

O Matince (About Mother), Op. 28

  • I. Kdyz byla matinka jeste devcátkem (When Mother was still a little girl) – allegretto molto moderato 3:43
  • II. Kdysi z jara (Once in Springtime) – adagio- allegro non troppo 4:40
  • III. Jak zpívala matinka za noci chorému decku (How Mother sang at night to the sick child) – andante 4:19
  • IV. O matcine srdci (About Mother\’s Heart) – andante sostenuto 5:04
  • V. Vzpomínaní (Remembering) – andante 5:03