Album

Radoslav Kvapil

Dvořák: Piano Works

Catalogue Number: SU 4018-2
Published: 26th February 2010
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 4 CD
Silhouettes, Op. 8; Dumka and Furiant, Op. 12; Two Minuets, Op. 28; Tema con variazioni, Op. 36; Furiants, Op. 42; Piano Pieces, Op. 52; Waltzes, Op. 54; Eclogues, Album Leaves, Mazurkas, Op. 56; Poetic Moods, Op. 85; Suite in A major, Op. 98; Humoresques, Op. 101, etc.

Radoslav Kvapil - piano

In comparison with his symphonies and chamber works, Dvořák's piano oeuvre has been paid relatively scant attention. The composer himself was not a virtuoso and by means of the piano he frequently gauged the bearing capacity of his musical ideas, instrumenting a number of his originally piano compositions shortly after completing them. Accordingly, his piano pieces lack virtuoso flamboyance and are more than anything else a reflection of his inner life. It concerns delicate personal lyricism, the capturing of momentary ideas which are, however, cultivated with the refinement of a musical genius. This delicacy and inner wealth fully come to the fore at the hands of Radoslav Kvapil, a pianist renowned as an eminent connoisseur and promoter of Czech piano music. In addition to the complete piano works of Dvořák and Janáček, his discography includes the breakthrough recording of J. V. H. Voříšek's works. Radoslav Kvapil has had the opportunity to represent Czech music on many prestigious concert stages worldwide, including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and Carnegie Recital Hall.

CD 1

Antonín Dvořák
Silhouettes, Op. 8, B.98
1.
Allegro feroce 02:00
2.
Andantino 01:17
3.
Allegretto 02:04
4.
Vivace 01:16
5.
Presto 01:04
6.
Poco sostenuto 02:39
7.
Allegro 00:51
8.
Allegretto 01:50
9.
Allegro 01:31
10.
Allegretto grazioso 02:21
11.
Allegretto moderato 02:06
12.
Allegro feroce 01:34
Antonín Dvořák
Two Minuets, Op. 28, B.58
13.
Minuet No. 1 in A flat major 07:21
14.
Minuet No. 2 in F major 05:40
Antonín Dvořák
15.
Dumka, op. 35, B.64 08:27
Antonín Dvořák
16.
Tema con variazioni, Op. 36, B.65 14:56
Antonín Dvořák
17.
Scottish Dances, Op. 41, B.74 05:52
Antonín Dvořák
Two Dances, Op. 42, B.85
18.
Furiant No. 1 in D major 04:42
19.
Furiant No. 2 in F major 06:17

CD 2

Antonín Dvořák
Waltzes, Op. 54, B.101
1.
Moderato (in A major) 03:35
2.
Allegro con fuoco (in A minor) 03:17
3.
Poco allegro (in E major) 02:49
4.
Allegro vivace (in D flat major) 02:27
5.
Allegro (in B flat major) 03:00
6.
Allegro (in F major) 04:27
7.
Allegro moderato (in D minor) 03:04
8.
Allegro vivace (in E flat major) 02:30
Antonín Dvořák
Ecloques, orig.Op. 56, B.103
9.
in F major (Allegro non tanto. Quasi polka) 03:00
10.
in D major (Quasi Allegretto) 05:09
11.
in G major (Moderato) 03:04
12.
in E major (Allegretto) 05:21
Antonín Dvořák
13.
Moderato in A major, sine op., B.116 02:56
Antonín Dvořák
Album Leaves, sine op., B.109
14.
Album Leaf in F sharp minor (Allegretto con moto e poco agitato) 01:31
15.
Album Leaf in F major (Allegro molto) 03:05
16.
Album Leaf in G major (Allegretto) 02:16
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Pieces, Op. 52, B.110
17.
Impromptu in G minor. Presto 03:22
18.
Intermezzo in C minor. Larghetto 03:36
19.
Gigue in B flat major 02:19
20.
Eclogue in G minor. Poco allegro 04:51
21.
Supplemento I (No. 3) in G minor. Allegro molto 02:12
22.
Supplemento II (No. 5) in E flat major. Tempo di marcia 02:50

CD 3

Antonín Dvořák
Mazurkas, Op. 56, B.111
1.
Allegro non tanto (Allegro moderato) 03:29
2.
Vivo e risoluto 02:37
3.
Allegro 02:25
4.
Lento, ma non troppo 04:35
5.
Allegro non troppo 03:58
6.
Allegro 03:44
Antonín Dvořák
7.
Impromptu in D minor, sine op., B.129 05:16
Antonín Dvořák
Dumka and Furiant, Op. 12
8.
Dumka, Op.12/1, B136 04:30
9.
Furiant, Op.12/2, B.137 03:44
Antonín Dvořák
10.
Humoresque in F sharp major, sine Op., B.138 02:43
Antonín Dvořák
Suite in A major, Op. 98, B.184
11.
Moderato 04:25
12.
Molto vivace 03:10
13.
Allegretto 04:35
14.
Andante 04:10
15.
Allegro 02:27
Antonín Dvořák
Two Piano Pieces, op. posth, B. 188
16.
Lullaby.Bercuse. Molto moderato 03:13
17.
Capriccio. Allegretto scherzando 02:32

CD 4

Antonín Dvořák
Humoresques, Op. 101, B.187
1.
Vivace 02:26
2.
Poco andante 02:19
3.
Poco andante e molto cantabile 04:02
4.
Poco andante 02:37
5.
Vivace 02:40
6.
Poco allegretto 03:20
7.
Poco lento e grazioso 02:28
8.
Poco andante 02:52
Antonín Dvořák
Poetic Moods, Op. 85, B.161
9.
Night Journey. Allegro moderato 05:09
10.
Joking. Allegretto leggiero 04:25
11.
At the Old Castle. Lento 04:18
12.
Spring Song. Poco allegro 04:06
13.
Peasant Ballad. Allero giusto 03:40
14.
Reminiscence. Andante 04:05
15.
Furiant. Allegro feroce 02:50
16.
Goblin's Dance. Allegretto 03:12
17.
Serenade. Moderato e molto cantabile 04:31
18.
Bacchanalia. Vivacissimo 04:29
19.
Tittle-Tattle. Andante con moto 03:59
20.
At the Tumulus. Grave. Tempo di marcia 05:28
21.
At Svatá hora. Poco lento 02:59