The sixth part of the Bedrich Smetana complete pia no works series presents pieces composed in the 1840s, the time of the composer’s intensive studies and the Dedicated to various persons (including Katerina Kolarova, Smetana’s great love and future wife) are the Stammbuchblatter, lovely commemorative album leaves. Some of the pieces (Romance in B flat major, Woodland Feelings and Impressions) were published immediately, others we re revised by Smetana and published later. Also dating from this period are the composer’s first larger virtuoso pieces (Allegro capriccioso, Caprice in G minor) and major work, the cycle Six morceaux caracteristiques, Op. 1. Smetana sent the autograph to Franz Liszt, who accepted the dedication with pleasure. TheRead more nimble hands of the pianist Jitka Cechova make ring the sheer virtuosity and engrossing poetics of the young Smetana’s piano works. Read less
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