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.