Ivan Moravec

Live in Brussels / Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin

Catalogue Number: SU 4004-2
Published: 28th August 2009
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
Beethoven - Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, "Pastoral"
Brahms - Intermezzos No. 1 in A minor, No. 2 in A major, Op. 118, Capriccio in B minor No. 2, Op. 76, Rhapsody in G minor No. 2, Op. 79
Chopin - Nocturnes in B major, Op. 32. No. 1, in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1, Mazurkas in A minor, Op. 17, No. 1, in C sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3, Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20, No. 1

Ivan Moravec - piano

Over two evenings in 1983 (4 February and 7 November) in the concert hall of Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, the world-famous pianist Ivan Moravec spellbound the audience with his majestic performance. This master of the piano's precision marries cultivated tone and widely differentiated articulation, augmented by deep musical élan. Each tone has absolute logic within the order of the composition he interprets, be it Beethoven's expansive Sonata in D major, "Pastoral", or the seemingly smaller pieces by Brahms and Chopin. And it is precisely in the latter thatIvan Moravec excels as a master of tiny area, which he wondrously chases in stylistic terms and renders ebulliently. The live recording breathes in the airy atmosphere of the concert hall, one that can hardly be evoked in studio albums. The recording clearly shows that the world of Beethoven's, Chopin's and Brahms's piano works is close to the essence of Moravec's being.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major Pastoral, Op. 28
1. Allegro 09:29
2. Andante 06:50
3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace 02:22
4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo 04:38
Johannes Brahms
Six Compositions for Piano, Op. 118
5. Intermezzo in A minor 03:37
Johannes Brahms
6. Capriccio in B minor for Piano, Op. 76 No.2 03:14
Johannes Brahms
Six Compositions for Piano, Op. 118
7. Intermezzo in A major 06:28
Johannes Brahms
8. Rhapsody in G minor for Piano, Op.79 No.2 06:09
Frédéric Chopin
9. Nocturne in B major, Op. 32 No.1 05:00
Frédéric Chopin
10. Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27 č.1 04:40
Frédéric Chopin
11. Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4 04:23
Frédéric Chopin
12. Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 50 No.3 05:17
Frédéric Chopin
13. Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20 10:08