Chopin, Janáček and Novák

imagesProgramme: Chopin, Janáček, Novák

A great masterwork from the greatest Polish composer, Chopin – the Preludes, his pianistic gems – and two giants of 20th century Czech music:
Leoš Janáček, with the legendary Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, and Jan Novák, with the astonishing Capricinia, dedicated to Rudolf Firkusny, which will be premiered by Carlo Grante in Prague on 26 April 2014.

Frederic Chopin

(1810·1849)

24 Preludes Op. 28
1. Agitato – C major
2. Lento – A minor
3. Vivace – G major
4. Largo – E minor
5. Molto allegro – D major
6. Lento assai – B minor
7. Andantino – A major
8. Molto agitato – F-sharp minor
9. Largo – E major
10. Molto allegro – C-sharp minor
11. Vivace – B major
12. Presto – G-sharp minor
13. Lento – F-sharp major
14. Allegro – E-flat minor
15. Sostenuto – D-flat major (“Raindrop Prelude”)
16. Presto con fuoco– B-flat minor
17. Allegretto – A-flat major
18. Molto allegro – F minor
19. Vivace – E-flat major
20. Largo – C minor
21. Cantabile – B-flat major
22. Molto agitato – G minor
23. Moderato – F major
24. Allegro appassionato – D minor

Leoš Janáček
(1854·1928)

Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
Foreboding (Předtucha) – Con moto
Death (Smrt) – Adagio

Jan Novák

(1921·1984)

Capricinia
I. Saltatim caprarum more, vivaciter
II. Murmure soavi et alacri
III. Cursu continuo
IV. Motu tenero
V. Velociter
 

Youtubes

Fryderyk Chopin Preludes 22, 23 & 24

 

Janacek – Piano Sonata, “1. X. 1905”

 


Recent Performances


29 April 2014
Brno, Czech Republic

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26 April 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

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