Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra


  • Recorded: 12th April 1976
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 1977
  • (P) 1977 SUPRAPHON
  • Genre: Orchestral

Artists

  • music by: César Franck
  • piano: Ivan Moravec
  • conductor: Václav Neumann
  • musical group: Czech Philharmonic

Album

Ivan Moravec

Schumann: Piano concerto, Kinderszenen / Franck: Symphonic Variations

Catalogue Number: SU 3508-2
Published: 12th October 2000
Genre: Orchestral
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.