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Smetana: Polkas, Bagatelles & Impromptus / Kvapil

Smetana / Kvapil
Release Date: 02/14/2012 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1173  
Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Kvapil is entirely inside this repertoire…..a highly sensitive exponent.” - Penguin Guide

“They (Dances) should be better known, and domestic pianists would find a good many of them well within finger-reach; anyone can take pleasure in Kvapil’s expert, sensitive performances, which touch delicately on the emotions lying beneath the music’s surface...allusive pieces which bear the same relationship as Chopin’s Mazurkas do to their parent dance. The second set...form an attractive and well-contrasted group. The earlier Bagatelles and Impromptus of 1844 are much simpler, and have a direct lyricism that was coloured by his love for his future wife Katerina” - Gramophone
“Kvapil is entirely inside this repertoire…..a highly sensitive exponent.” - Penguin Guide

“They (Dances) should be better known, and domestic pianists would find a good many of them well within finger-reach; anyone can take pleasure in Kvapil’s expert, sensitive performances, which touch delicately on the emotions lying beneath the music’s surface...allusive pieces which bear the same relationship as Chopin’s Mazurkas do to their parent dance. The second set...form an attractive and well-contrasted group. The earlier Bagatelles and Impromptus of 1844 are much simpler, and have a direct lyricism that was coloured by his love for his future wife Katerina” - Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic 
2.
Bagatelles and Impromptus (8) for Piano, B 40 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic 
3.
Macbeth, B 112/T 80 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
4.
Rêves (6) for Piano, T 112 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Czech Republic 
5.
Polkas poétiques (3) for Piano, B 95/T 63/Op. 8 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1854; Czech Republic 
6.
Polkas de salon (3) for Piano, B 94/T 62/Op. 7 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1854; Czech Republic 
7.
Souvenirs (4) of Bohemia, B 115-16/T 83-84/Op. 12-13 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Radoslav Kvapil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1960; Czech Republic 

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