Album

Jitka Čechová

Smetana: Piano Works 2 (Dreams, Album Leaves, Polkas, Wedding Scenes)

Catalogue Number: SU 3842-2
Published: 24th March 2006
Genre: Chamber Music
Jitka Čechová reveals Bedřich Smetana's piano works to 21st century listeners.

- Supraphon continues to issue the piano works of Czech master Bedřich Smetana (1824 1884) with this second compact disc.
- Outstanding Czech pianist Jitka Čechová presents the rich palette of Smetana's piano works in this 7 CD series which will be produced through 2008.
- Jitka Čechová, an artist fromthe young generation of Czech musicians, has devoted herself to the works of Smetana for a long time. Her recordings represent the new generation's approach to one of the foundational personalities of Czech national music.
- The first volume issued met with extraordinary success both at home and abroad. Jitka Čechová's interpretation is valued not only for her extraordinary knowledge but also for her ability to discover further nuances of content in Smetana's music.
Bedřich Smetana
Dreams (Reves.Six morceaux caractéristiques)
1.
Vanished Happiness (Le Bonheur éteint) 04:22
2.
Consolation (La consolation) 04:30
3.
In Bohemia (En Boheme) 04:55
4.
In the Saloon (Au salon) 04:00
5.
In front of the Castle (Pres du chateau) 05:33
6.
Harvest Festival (La fete des paysans bohémiens) 05:01
Bedřich Smetana
Album Leaves (Stammbuchblätter)
7.
in B flat major 01:29
8.
in B minor 00:55
9.
Toccatina in B flat major 01:46
10.
in G major 00:52
11.
in G minor 00:50
12.
in E flat minor 03:16
13.
in B flat minor 01:11
Bedřich Smetana
14.
Andante in E flat major 02:16
Bedřich Smetana
15.
Polka in E major 02:50
Bedřich Smetana
16.
Polka G minor 05:16
Bedřich Smetana
17.
Polka in A major 05:19
Bedřich Smetana
18.
Polka in F minor 02:16
Bedřich Smetana
Wedding Scenes' (Hochzeitsszenen)
19.
Wedding Procession (Tempo di marcia) (Der Hochzeitszuk) 03:13
20.
Bridegroom and Bride (Duo. Allegretto ma non troppo) (Das Brautpaar) 02:57
21.
Wedding Festivity - Dance (Allegro vivo) (Das Hochzeitsfest - Der Tanz) 05:27