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Dvorák, Suk: Violin Works / Sporcl, Jiríkovsky


Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 3884   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákJosef SukFritz Kreisler
Performer:  Pavel SporclPetr Jiríkovsky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Dvorák's sunny Violin Sonata is a typically lovely work of his maturity, written about the same time as the Violin Concerto, and this performance would be difficult to better. Pavel Šporcl captures the work's lyrical effusiveness effortlessly, but always with that enlivening sense of rhythm that gives Dvorák's innate tunefulness its strength of character. Pianist Petr Jiríkovsky accompanies with what can only be called enthusiastic discretion, yielding to his partner where necessary but never sounding inhibited or excessively modest.

Suk's Four Pieces date from 1900, and unsurprisingly they reveal the influence of Dvorák, the composer's teacher and
Read more father-in-law. They are delightful, and already in the Appassionato and the concluding Burleske we can hear something of the composer's darker, moodier personality beginning to emerge. Among the shorter works, the Notturno is the same piece later arranged for strings, after originating in the early Fourth String Quartet and spending some time in the String Quintet No. 2 (with double bass). It's lovely no matter how you hear it, and Šporcl also has a blast with the Kreisler arrangements of the Slavonic Dances. Ideal sonics complete an irresistible release.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, Op. 57/B 106 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Pavel Sporcl (Violin), Petr Jiríkovsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Length: 23 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2.
Nocturne for Violin and Piano in B major, Op. 40/B 48 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Petr Jiríkovsky (Piano), Pavel Sporcl (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875-83; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17 by Josef Suk
Performer:  Pavel Sporcl (Violin), Petr Jiríkovsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 16 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Petr Jiríkovsky (Piano), Pavel Sporcl (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Fritz Kreisler. 
5.
Slavonic Dances (3) for Violin and Piano: no 3 in G major by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Petr Jiríkovsky (Piano), Pavel Sporcl (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an arrangement of the Slavonic Dance in A flat major by Antonín Dvorák, Op. 72/B 147 no 8. 
6.
Slavonic Dances (3) for Violin and Piano: no 1 in G minor by 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a medley which includes "Slavonic Dances (3) for Violin and Piano: no 1 in G minor" by Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962), "Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka" by Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) and "Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 1 in B flat major, Odzemek" by Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904). 

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