An Expedition into Czech Piano Music
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- Composers: Vítězslav Novák, Jiří Vřešťál, Milan Dlouhý, Luboš Sluka, Petr Eben, Zdeněk Fibich, Bedřich Smetana, Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Antonín Dvořák, Miloslav Kabeláč, Bohuslav Martinů, Leoš Janáček, Josef Suk, Jiří Antonín (Georg Anton) Benda
- Instrumentation: Piano
- ISMN: 9790260108981
- Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
- Pages: 64
The leading Czech pianist IVo Kahánek has long devoted himself to training young musicians. with this album of recital pieces he offers young pianists quite easy pieces by well-known Czech composers.
The collection provides a cross-section of Czech piano literature from the 18th to the late 20th century. It contains pieces from the Czech classical period (Benda and Dusík), 19th-century and "fin-de-siècle" romanticism (Voríšek, Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich, Suk and Novák) as well as pieces of various styles from the latter half of the 20th century (Vreštál, Kabeláč, Eben, Slavický, Dlouhý and Sluka). Fingering has been supplied by the editor to support pianists in their playing. All the pieces appear in their original form; they have neither been arranged nor adapted.
- J. Benda: Piano Sonatina in A Minor
- Dussek: Chansonette
- Voříšek: Rondo in G Major, Op. 18, No. 1
- Smetana: Přívětivá krajina from Črty 2 (Sketches II), JB 1:67, Op. 5
- Smetana: Souvenir of Pilsen, JB 1:17
- Smetana: Polka poétique in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, JB 1:61
- Dvořák: No. 7 in G-flat Major from Humoresques (Humoresky), B. 187, Op. 101
- Fibich: Upomínka (Reminiscence)
- Suk: Little Idyll in F Major from 6 Piano Pieces (6 Klavírních skladeb), Op. 7
- Novák: Devil's Polka
- Janáček: Frýdecká panna Maria from Po zarostlém chodníčku (On an Overgrown Path), JW VIII/17
- Janáček: Sýček neodletěl! from Po zarostlém chodníčku (On an Overgrown Path), JW VIII/17
- Janáček: Pojďte s námi! from Po zarostlém chodníčku (On an Overgrown Path), JW VIII/17
- Martinů: Loutky I, H 137
- Martinů: Harlequin (Harlekyn)
- Vřešťál: Sextová studie
- Kabeláč: Preludio Ostinato, Op. 30, No. 1
- Eben: Zvony před usnutím
- Dlouhý: Bagatelle No. 2
- Sluka: Labute (Swans)
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