Dvorák: Piano Works Played on Dvorák’s Own Bösendorfer Piano (Vol. II)
Classic Dvorak on his own piano!
A brilliant second collection (see: ALC 1044) of piano music by acclaimed Czech pianist Radoslav Kvapil, performed on Dvorák‘s own piano!
Includes: Valses (Op. 54), Eclogues (B 103), and Pièces pour piano (Op. 52).
“Preoccupation with authenticity persuaded Kvapil to record on the Bösendorfer… the outspoken freshness of the sweet timbres of the instrument testify to the precise sound the composer had available to compose with.” (La Montagne, Paris)
“Kvapil has an exemplary approach to Dvorák: his imagination always alert, his gestures always spontaneous, he thus establishes a benchmark with this new collection, finding as before the most eloquent phrases, the most sparkling (oh the liveliness of the Valse Op. 54/8 !), and the most expressive that he can… Squaring the circle is here resolved by a perfect stylist who has the emotional language for this music. The interpretations demonstrate similar qualities, whilst nourishing a sustained interest in the piano output of Dvorák.” (Repertoire magazine, Paris)