Jitka Čechová

Smetana: Piano Works 1 (Macbeth and the Witches, Souvenirs, Fantasie concertante etc.)

Catalogue Number: SU 3841-2
Published: 24th October 2005
Genre: Chamber Music
This CD opens a new collection of the complete piano works of Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884).
Outstanding Czech pianist Jitka Čechová will present the rich palette of Smetana's piano works in a series of 7 CD's to be released from 2005 to 2008. - Jitka Čechová, part of the new generation of Czech musicians, has devoted herself extensively to the interpretation of Smetana. - Her recordings present a fresh look at the works of a foundational personality of Czech national music. The piano works of Bedřich Smetana speak to 21st century audiences
Bedřich Smetana
1. Macbeth. Sketch to a scene Macbeth and the Witches by William Shakespeare 09:13
Bedřich Smetana
2. Curious. Transcription of the Song by Franz Schubert 04:16
Bedřich Smetana
3. Ballvision (A Ball Scene in Polka Form) 04:06
Bedřich Smetana
4. Bettina's Polka in C major (1. version) 03:25
Bedřich Smetana
5. Concerto Etude in C major 05:28
Bedřich Smetana
Memories of Bohemia in Polka Form, Op. 12
6. Polka in A minor 02:39
7. Polka in E minor 06:02
Bedřich Smetana
Memories of Bohemia in Polka Form, Op. 13
8. Polka in E minor 02:09
9. Polka in E flat major 05:40
Bedřich Smetana
10. On the Seashore. Concert Etude in G sharp minor, Op. 17 05:11
Bedřich Smetana
11. Concert Fantasy on Czech folk Songs 08:56