Album

Ivan Moravec

Smetana, Suk, Korte: Piano Recital

Catalogue Number: SU 3509-2
Published: 10th October 2000
Genre: Chamber Music
This album has received following awards:
  • Choc du Monde de la Musique - Le Monde de la Musique (2000)
Two albums are being released to mark this year's seventieth birthday of one of the foremost Czech pianists of the second half of the 20th century, Ivan Moravec (b. 1930). He embarked on his artistic career in the 1950s, and notwithstanding the many adversities confronted at that time by artists in Eastern Europe, he soon gave proof of his talent to audiences in Italy, Austria and Britain, and in 1962 made his American debut. Since then he has appeared in the majority of the world's prominent concert halls, and has produced dozens of recordings, including many international award-winning titles. The recent hundred-volume anthology of Great Pianists of the 20th Century issued by Philips features two recordings by Moravec, as the only Czech artist represented in the series. To render a truly representative artistic portrait of Ivan Moravec, we opted for two separate albums, one containing works from the international repertoire, the other focused exclusively on Czech music.
Bedřich Smetana
Czech Dances for Piano
1.
Set I - Polka in A minor 02:36
2.
Set II - The Lancer 05:15
3.
Set II - Obkročák 03:03
4.
Set II - Furiant 05:57
Bedřich Smetana
Three Poetic Polkas, Op. 8
5.
Polka in G minor 03:49
Bedřich Smetana
6.
Memories of Plzeň 03:06
Josef Suk
Piano Compositions, Op. 7
7.
Love Song 07:37
Josef Suk
Piano Compositions, Op. 7
8.
Humoresque 01:43
Josef Suk
About Mother. A Cycle of Piano pieces, Op. 28
9.
When Mother Was Still a Little Girl. Allegretto molto moderato 03:34
10.
Long Ago in Spring. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 04:08
11.
How Mother Sang at Night to The Sick Child. Andante 04:26
12.
About Mother's Heart. Andante sostenuto 05:21
13.
Souvenirs. Andante 05:20
Oldřich František Korte
Sonata for Piano
14.
Maestoso. Allegretto grazioso 07:33
15.
Molto grave 07:21