Before he was completely overwhelmed by love for composing, Leoš Janáček pursued a career as a virtuoso pianist. He was closely familiar with the instrument, which served for him to share his innermost emotions and feelings. Janáček wrote his first opus, Thema con variazioni, at the age of 26, when he was studying at the Leipzig Conservatory. The miniature piece A Recollectio...(展开全部) Before he was completely overwhelmed by love for composing, Leoš Janáček pursued a career as a virtuoso pianist. He was closely familiar with the instrument, which served for him to share his innermost emotions and feelings. Janáček wrote his first opus, Thema con variazioni, at the age of 26, when he was studying at the Leipzig Conservatory. The miniature piece A Recollection is one of his last scores. The composer conceived his three essential piano works, 1.X. 1905, On an Overgrown Path and In the Mist, between 1900 and 1912, which was a difficult phase in his life. They are perhaps the most personal, most intimate pieces he wrote. Janáček was inspired by the sound of the cimbalom, an instrument he often heard when collecting folk songs in Moravia. The genes of the pianist Jan Bartoš evidently bear the traces of the ample musical tradition of his ancestors, including his grandfather, a cimbalom player. The legacy of folk music and the Silesian origin is what Janáček and Bartoš have in common. In his account of Janáček's music, the pianist reveals a profound musicological insight, as well as a fascinating intuition - the inspiring integration of the heart and the brain, owing to which Bartoš's previous Supraphon albums (Mozart - Concertos, SU 4234-2; Beethoven - Sonatas, SU 4252-2) have met with such great acclaim.
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Leoš Janáček Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905 in E Flat minor From the Street 1. Presentiment. Con moto 06:00 2. Death. Adagio 07:05 Leoš Janáček On an Overgrown Path 3. 1st Series - Our Evenings. Moderato - Tenderly 03:34 4. 1st Series - A Blow-away Leaf. Andante 03:10 5. 1st Series - Come with Us! Andante 01:11 6. 1st Series - The Frýdek Madonna. Grave 03:54 7. 1st Series - They Chattered Like Swalows. Con moto 02:21 8. 1st Series - Words Fail! Andante 01:51 9. 1st Series - Good Night! Andante 03:07 10. 1st Series - Unutterable Anguish. Andante 03:37 11. 1st Series - In Tears. Larghetto 02:59 12. 1st Series - The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away! Andante 03:51 13. 2nd Series - Andante 03:44 14. 2nd Series - Allegretto - Presto 04:05 Leoš Janáček In the Mists 15. Andante 03:29 16. Molto adagio 04:05 17. Andantino /att./ 02:23 18. Presto. Meno mosso 04:10 Leoš Janáček 19. Thema con variazioni 09:19 Leoš Janáček 20. Reminiscence. Con moto 01:29