Czech Piano Music Anthology (4CD)

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Radoslav Kvapil

(Dvořák) ‘he plays the set with great understanding ... deft and sensitive’

(Fibich): ‘full of strong poetic feeling and beauty of melodic line ... played with great sensitivity and subtlety ... haunting music, fine pianism” (Penguin Guide)

(Janáček): ‘Kvapil responds most vividly to the shorter pieces on this excellent record ... interesting, intelligent and well-executed performances’

(Smetana): ‘Smetana's originality is better revealed in the shorter pieces .... comparisons with Chopin....same ability to take a national dance and turn it into harmonic and rhythmic explorations.’

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Dvorak: Theme and Variations in A flat major, Op. 36

Dvorak: Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85

Fibich: Moods, Impressions & Reminiscences, Op. 41 (extracts)

Fibich: Studies of Paintings (5), Op. 56

Janáček: On An Overgrown Path

Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor, JW VIII / 19 'From the Street'

Janáček: In the Mists

Smetana: 3 Polkas de Salon,B94 Op. 7

Smetana: 3 Polkas poétiques,B95 Op. 8: Polka in A flat major

Smetana: Dreams

Smetana: České tance (Czech Dances) for piano, Book 2