The Jan Bartoš's new album featuring Janáček's Piano Works, which was released in June, has been selected as one of the MusicWeb International Recordings of the Year 2019.
The 128 selections have come from 27 members of the team and 65 different labels, the choices reflecting the great diversity of music and sources. Reviewers are not restricted to discs they had reviewed, but the choices must have been reviewed on MWI in the last 12 months (December 2018 – November 2019).
„Czech pianist Jan Bartoš performs the bulk of Janáček’s rather slim output for solo piano in highly idiomatic accounts. With his beautifully pellucid and warm piano tone, Bartoš’s interpretations can easily stand comparison with those of the authoritative Rudolf Firkušný.“