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French Horn In Prague / Vojta, Sawano

Kofron / Vojta / Sawano
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4125   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jaroslav KofronZdenek SestakKlement SlavickyEmil Hlobil
Performer:  Premysl VojtaTomoko Sawano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Horn-playing has a long tradition in Bohemia, ranging from the 18th century (J. V. Stich-Punto) to the Tylšar brothers and Radek Baborák. And Premysl Vojta is without question a superlative pursuer of this line. He earned his most remarkable triumph in September 2010 at the ARD competition in Munich (1st prize, the audience award and two other special prizes). Upon receiving the Beethoven Ring at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, he joined the ranks of young stars of classical music (Gustavo Dudamel, Julia Fisher, Lisa Batiashvili, etc.). For his debut album, Premysl Vojta, currently solo horn of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, has chosen pieces by 20th-century Prague modernists. As he himself puts it: “Works by unknown composers who Read more experienced World War II, the German occupation, liberation, occupation by the ‘liberators’ and the bullying by the communist regime. May this recording be a reminiscence of that time and the people who lived through it.” In addition to reflecting the fraught epoch and Slavonic musicality in the Janácek spirit, these works place extreme technical demands on their performers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina for French Horn and Piano by Jaroslav Kofron
Performer:  Premysl Vojta (French Horn), Tomoko Sawano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
2.
Concertino for Horn and Piano no 2 in F major by Zdenek Sestak
Performer:  Premysl Vojta (French Horn), Tomoko Sawano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975 
3.
Music for French Horn Solo by Klement Slavicky
Performer:  Premysl Vojta (French Horn), Tomoko Sawano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
4.
Sonata for French Horn and Piano, Op. 21 by Emil Hlobil
Performer:  Premysl Vojta (French Horn), Tomoko Sawano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942 

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