Alto CD

Zdeněk Fibich: Piano Music (Moods, Impressions, Reminiscences; Studies of Paintings)

Zdeněk Fibich: Piano Music (Moods, Impressions, Reminiscences; Studies of Paintings) Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1351 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:20; DDD, 1993 Barcode: 5055354413513 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “these vignettes (“Moods” etc, selection) are touching … and spring from a love affair … most are full of strong poetic feeling […]

April 14th, 2017
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Dvořák Theme & Variations; Poetic Tone Poems

Dvořák Theme & Variations; Poetic Tone Poems Radoslav Kvapil piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1212 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 68:37, DDD 1992 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Kvapil plays with great understanding. He cherishes these curious, reflective tonal sideslips, but also charges vigorously into the more energetic variations. His ability to characterize swiftly […]

April 10th, 2013
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Czech Piano Anthology II

Czech Piano Anthology II Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 6002 Number of Discs: 6 Date/Runtime: 439 mins, DDD, 1991-8 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Dvořák): ‘Kvapil plays with great understanding ..deft and sensitive’ (Fibich): ‘An erotic diary for piano (Abraham)…played with great sensitivity and subtlety … haunting music, fine pianism’ (Penguin Guide) (Martinů) ‘there […]

November 1st, 2011
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Smetana: Polkas, MacBeth & The Witches, Bagatelles & Impromptus

Smetana: Polkas, MacBeth & The Witches, Bagatelles & Impromptus Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1173 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 71:11 DDD, 1992/4 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Kvapil is entirely inside this repertoire…..a highly sensitive exponent” (Penguin Guide) “They (Dances) should be better known, and domestic pianists would find a good many of […]

November 1st, 2011
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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 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “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 […]

November 1st, 2011
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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 Leoš Janáček Radoslav Kvapil Catalogue Number: ALC 1127 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1994, 79:33 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “He characterizes the changing moods of the Overgrown Path suite with a sure touch, but keeps them in a […]

August 18th, 2011
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Smetana: Dances and Dreams for Piano

Smetana: Dances and Dreams for Piano   Radoslav Kvapil Catalog Number: ALC 1128 Number of Discs: CD Released: January 2011 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Radoslav Kvapil plays piano works by Smetana as part of his survey of essential Czech piano music Hailed as the father of Czech music, Bedrich Smetana is most famously […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Vitezlav Novak: Piano Music

Vitezlav Novak: Piano Music Radoslav Kvapil Catalog Number: ALC 1113 Number of Discs: CD Released: January 2011 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This is a rare bird indeed – a very recent recording from that grandee of Czech music: Radoslav Kvapil. May there be many more for his powers have not waned. … Miraculously […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Dvořák Piano Works Played on Dvořák’s Own Bösendorfer Piano

Dvořák Piano Works Played on Dvořák’s Own Bösendorfer Piano Radoslav Kvapil, piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1044 Number of Discs: 1 Duration: 71:53 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY A unique opprtunity to hear the original piano music of composer Antonín Dvořák played on his own carefully restored and maintained 1879 Bösendorfer piano by Radoslav Kvapil, […]

May 25th, 2011
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