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Veronika Böhmová immediately enchants you with her sheer vivacity – both when you meet her face to face and when seeing her playing the piano. In addition to her teachers (Ivan Klánský, Arkadi Zenzipér), she has also gained experience with a number of other remarkable pianists including Berman, Béroff and Hellwig.
The conductors with whom she has performed include Ji?í B?lohlávek, Jakub Hr?ša and Paul Goodwin. Her most significant successes are second prizes at the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona and the Anton G. Rubinstein Wettbewerb in Dresden and progressing to the semifinal of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Following her debut at the Prague Spring
and on numerous renowned stages throughout Europe, Veronika Böhmová has now made her eagerly anticipated debut recording.
Like the pianist herself, the selected repertoire is unusual: besides Prokofiev’s weighty “war” Sonata No. 8 and Stravinsky’s fiendishly difficult piano version of Le chant du rossignol, the CD features the two Russian composers’ rarely played yet brilliant etudes. The album is an exquisite delicacy served on a silver tray to real gourmets and connoisseurs.
Veronika Böhmová’s debut recording – a fresh new take on Stravinsky and Prokofiev. -
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Works on This Recording
Chant du rossignol by Igor Stravinsky
Veronika Bohmova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917; Switzerland
Notes: Arranged for piano by the composer.
The Song of the Nightingale: I. The Feast the palace at the Emperor´s Palace - Chinese march
The Song of the Nightingale: II. The Two Nightingales - Game of the Mechanical Nightingale
The Song of the Nightingale: III. Illnes and Recovery of the Emperor of China - Funeral March
Four Etudes, Op. 7: I. Con moto
Four Etudes, Op. 7: II. Allegro brillante
Four Etudes, Op. 7: III. Andantino
Four Etudes, Op. 7: IV. Vivo
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84: I. Andante dolce
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84: II. Andante sognando
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84: III. Vivace
Four Etudes, Op. 2: No. 1 in D Minor - Allegro
Four Etudes, Op. 2: No. 2 in E Minor - Moderato
Four Etudes, Op. 2: No. 3 in C Minor - Andante semplice - Presto
Four Etudes, Op. 2: No. 4 in C Minor - Presto energico
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