Reverie et caprice. Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8


  • Recorded: 3rd November 1977
  • Record Place: The Smetana Hall of Municipal House, Prague
  • First Release: 1978
  • (P) 1978 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Orchestral

Artists

  • music by: Hector Berlioz
  • violin: Josef Suk
  • conductor: Václav Smetáček
  • musical group: Prague Symphony Orchestra

Album

Josef Suk

Suk, Dvořák & Beethoven: Romance

Catalogue Number: SU 4000-2
Published: 31st July 2009
Genre: Orchestral
Format: 1 CD
A. Dvořák, L. van Beethoven, J. S. Svendsen, Z. Fibich, H. Wieniawski, H. Berlioz - Romances for Violin and Orchestra, P. I. Tchaikovsky - Sérénade mélancolique in B minor

Josef Suk - violin (Stradivarius 1687)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Václav Neumann, Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Smetáček

When the violin maestro Josef Suk, celebrating his 80th birthday this year, recorded for Supraphon a CD of Antonín Dvořák's and Josef Suk's chamber works (SU 3976-2) last year, the reviewers marvelled at the album's intimate mood, tone and interpretational directness. These attributes are also characteristic of his latest release, "Romance". On these 30-year-old recordings, Suk is backed by the two finest Czech orchestras. The album is abounding in the very qualities synonymous with Suk's illustrious name: the beautiful, mellow and cultivated tone of his Stradivarius, sparkling technique and depth of feeling.

These pieces by Czech and foreign composers are as though tailored to Suk's virtuosity.