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Rudolf Firkusny Plays Dvorak, Smetana, Dussek, Benda, Etc


Release Date: 06/10/2010 
Label:  Vox Box Catalog #: 5058   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jan Ladislav DussekGeorg Anton BendaJan Vaclav VorisekVaclav Tomasek,   ... 
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano in F minor, Op. 77/C 259 "L'invocation" by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812 
Length: 22 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2. Sonatinas (34) for Keyboard: no 9 in A minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1787; Bohemia 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3. Impromptus (6) for Piano, Op. 7: no 4 in A minor by Jan Vaclav Vorisek
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4. Eclogue for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 35 by Vaclav Tomasek
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Bohemia 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: 42 Ecologues published in 7 sets of 6 each; this one from Op 35. 
5. Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bohemia 
Length: 21 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6. Mazurkas (6) for Piano, Op. 56/B 111 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Length: 21 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Firkusny also includes a seventh mazurka, Vivace, from the supplement. 
7. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 5, Furiant by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
Length: 39 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: This is the second and larger set of Czech Dances by Smetana. The first, from 1877, contains 5 dances, mainly polkas. 
8. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 6, The Hen by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
9. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 7, Oates by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
10. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 8, The Bear by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
11. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 9, Little Onion by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
12. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 10, Stamping Dance by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
13. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 11, The Lancer by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
14. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 13, Neighbors Dance by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
15. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 14, The Jump Dance by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
16. Czech Dances (14) for Piano, T 112: no 12, The Astride Dance by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Czech Republic 
17. Theme with Variations for Piano in A flat major, Op. 36/B 65 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Bohemia 
Length: 13 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18. Poetic Tone Pictures for Piano, Op. 85: no 3, At the old castle by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Bohemia 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
19. Poetic Tone Pictures for Piano, Op. 85: no 6, Sorrowful Reverie by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Bohemia 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
20. Poetic Tone Pictures for Piano, Op. 85: no 9, Serenade by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Bohemia 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 

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