Janacek - Piano Works - Hakon Austbo

Janacek - Piano Works - Hakon Austbo

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  • SKU: 37874
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Label(s): Brilliant Classics
  • Year of release: 2005
  • 2 CD Set
    This year 2004 commemorates the 150-th anniversary of the birth of Leos Janacek, one of Czech’s most famous and original composers.
    Janacek’s music is highly personal, his language immediately recognizable: short, almost aphoristic motives form the basis of a highly dramatic discourse.
    His piano works include the famous Piano Sonata (written after the death of a man during a worker’s demonstration), the highly attractive cycle “On an overgrown path” (short pieces of sometimes violent, sometimes painfully intimate emotions), the cycle “In the mist”, and series on Czech and Moravian folk melodies.
    Norwegian pianist Hakon Austbö already recorded extensively for Brilliant Classics (Satie, Brahms Klavierstücke, Grieg Lyrische Stücke), and proves himself again a true master in the short form, completely identifying himself with the composer and his inner thoughts.

    CD1
    Sonata I.X.1905
    1. Predtucha - Foreboding 6:01
    2. Smrt - Death 6:10

    Po zarostlém chodnicku - On an overgrown path (1901 - 1908)

    I. rada - Ist series:
    3. Nase vecery - Our evenings 3:58
    4. Listek odvanuty - A blown away leaf 3:27
    5. Pojdtje s námi! - Come with us! 1:15
    6. Frydecká Panna Maria - The Madonna of Frydek 3:25
    7. Stebetaly jak lastovicky - They chattered like swallows 2:10
    8. Nelze domluvit! - Words fail! 2:04
    9. Dobrou noc! - Good night! 2:28
    10. Tak neskonale úzko - Unutterable anguish 3:09
    11. V pláci - In tears 2:57
    12. Sycek neodletel! - The barn owl has not flown away! 3:50

    Po zarostlém chodnicku - On an overgrown path (1911)
    II. rada - IInd series:
    13. Andante - Un poco piú mosso 3:23
    14. Allegretto - poco mosso 2:58
    15. Vivo - Presto (completed by H. Austbø) 1:42

    V mlhách - In the mist (1912)
    16. Andante - Poco mosso 3:27
    17. Molto adagio - Presto 4:26
    18. Andantino - Poco mosso 3:14
    19. Presto - Meno mosso - Andante 4:21

    Total: 64:34

    CD2
    1. Tema con variazioni (1880) 10:13
    2. Na památku - In remembrance 1:42
    3. Ej, danaj! (1892) 1:55
    4. Hubda ke krouzeni kuzely - Music for gymnastics (1895) 4:55
    5. Své Olze - To my Olga (1896) 0:37

    Po zarostlém chodnicku - On an overgrown path (1901)
    Two rejected pieces:
    6. Più mosso 2:33
    7. Allegro 4:54
    8. Moravské tance - Moravian dances (1888-1904) 8:14
    Dymák - Starodávny - Valaska - Pozehnany -Pilky
    Kalamajka - Trojky - Sekerecka - Kolo -Celadensky

    6 miniatures (1911-1927)
    9. Narodil se Kristus pán - Lord Jesus Christ is born 0:44
    10. Moderato 1:08
    11. Without title 0:34
    12. Ukolébavka (Cradle song) 0:53
    13. Melodie 0:29
    14. Malostransky palác - Palace of Malostransky 1:00
    15. Moravské lidové pisne - Moravian folksongs (1922) 8:57
    16. Vzpominka - A recollection (1928) 1:00

    Intimate Sketches (1927 - 28)
    17. Jen slepy osud? - Merely blind fate? 1:00
    18. Aby uz se nemohlo jiti nikdy zpet - So that one could never return 1:10
    19. Zlaty krouzek - The golden ring 0:13
    20. Cekám Te! - I am waiting for you! 0:31

    Total: 52:51

    Håkon Austbø, piano
    Recording: 5-7 january 2004, Westvestkerk,
    Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Janacek - Piano Works - Hakon Austbo - 37874 - Piano Music

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