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Slavka Pechocova Plays Schumann & Chopin

Schumann / Chopin / Pechocova
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Praga   Catalog #: 250283   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert SchumannFrédéric Chopin
Performer:  Slavka Pechocova
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An improbable series of portraits/masks and Carnival scenes, animated by a Czech pianist who imposes a lively, naturally virtuoso style but without vain outpourings and languor that would denature these pieces from 1843-46, the very essence of the Romantic piano, alongside Liszt. Slavka Pechocova's playing reflects the rigour of her first teacher, Martin Hrsel, and the almost-Impressionistic expressiveness of her second, the famous Professor Ivan Moravec. An improbable series of portraits/masks and Carnival scenes, animated by a Czech pianist who imposes a lively, naturally virtuoso style but without vain outpourings and languor that would denature these pieces from 1843-46, the very essence of the Romantic piano, alongside Liszt. Slavka Pechocova's playing reflects the rigour of her first teacher, Martin Hrsel, and the almost-Impressionistic expressiveness of her second, the famous Professor Ivan Moravec. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Slavka Pechocova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
Venue:  Prague, Martinu Concert Hall 
Length: 29 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Slavka Pechocova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Venue:  Prague, Martinu Concert Hall 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Slavka Pechocova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Venue:  Prague, Martinu Concert Hall 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Slavka Pechocova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Venue:  Prague, Martinu Concert Hall 
Length: 11 Minutes 40 Secs. 
5.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Slavka Pechocova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Venue:  Prague, Martinu Concert Hall 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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