Virtuosic compositions of legendary Czech violinists : František Drdla - Souvenir, Serenade, Jaroslav Kocian - Old Folks at Home, Serenáda D dur, Intermezzo Pittoresque, Jan Kubelík - Burlesque, Tenerezza, Ferdinand Laub - Polonéza, Saltarello, František Ondříček - Barcarole, Scherzo Capriccioso, Váša Příhoda - Romance Élégiaque, Otakar Ševčík - Český tanec č. 7 op. 10a, Pavel Šporcl - Česká nostalgie
Pavel Šporcl - violin, Petr Jiříkovský - piano
On this CD Pavel Šporcl introduces himself with compositions of the authors who were the most significant Czech violin virtuosi of the period between Paganini and Oistrach. These outstanding representatives of the Czech violin art collected the highest honours in the nineteenth and at the beginning of the twentieth centuries in music capitals of the world (New York, London, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Prague, Kharkov or Kiev) and they also laid the pedagogical foundations their successors have been benefiting from.
F. Laub, J. Kubelík or V. Příhoda were proclaimed the best virtuosi of their time, O. Ševčík worked as a sought-after pedagogue in Vienna, Russia or America. One of the offshoots of the Czech violin school has led from Ševčík via his student Jaroslav Kocian and Václav Snítil to the protagonist of this recording who belongs among the most popular classical music artists in his country. With this recording Pavel Šporcl decided to commemorate the greatest representatives of the famous Czech violin school
Pavel Šporcl pays homage to the greatest Czech violinists of the last two centuries.