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Smetana: Piano Works Vol 6 / Jitka Cechova


Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 3846   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. The Read 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

Works on This Recording

1. Stammbuch-Blätter (3), B 100/T 67/Op. 3 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1856; Bohemia 
2. Romanza for Piano in B flat major, B 54 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1847; Czech Republic 
3. Allegro capriccioso by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1847 
4. Characteristic Pieces (6), B 57/T 44/Op. 1 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1848 
5. Woodland Feelings and Impressions, B 53/T 52 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
6. Caprice for Piano in G minor, B 62/T 42 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848 
7. Pensee fugitive by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845 
8. Erinnerung an Weimar by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857 
9. Charakterstück in C flat major by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
10. Nationalgarde-Marsch, B 59/T 45b by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848 
11. Marsch der Prager Studenten-Legion, B 58, T 45a by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Jitka Cechova (Piano)

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