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Robert Schumann (1810-56)

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Schumann: Piano Concerto, Franck: Symphonic Variations & Schumann: Kinderszenen

Schumann: Piano Concerto, Franck: Symphonic Variations & Schumann: Kinderszenen


Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Kinderszenen, Op. 15


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Schumann: Piano Pieces

Schumann: Piano Pieces


Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 (selection)


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André Navarra: Prague Recordings

André Navarra: Prague Recordings


Beethoven:

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

Alfred Holecek (piano)

Bloch, E:

Schelomo

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl

Boccherini:

Cello Sonata in G major, G. 5

Brahms:

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102

Josef Suk (violin)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Alfred Holecek (piano)

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Alfred Holecek (piano)

Hervelois:

Suite No. 2 in D minor

František Maxián (piano)

Honegger:

Sonatina for Violin and Cello, H 80

Josef Suk (violin)

Ibert:

Concerto for Cello & Wind Instruments

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Martin Turnovský

Kodály:

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

Josef Suk (violin)

Lalo:

Cello Concerto in D minor

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri

Martinu:

Concertino for Cello, Winds, Percussion & Piano in C minor, H. 143

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Martin Turnovský

Duo for Violin and Cello No. 1, H. 157

Josef Suk (violin)

Duo for Violin and Cello No. 2, H. 371

Josef Suk (violin)

Prokofiev:

Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 125

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl

Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Alfred Holecek (piano)

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Respighi:

Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl


André Navarra (cello)

When at the age of 15 André Navarra (1911-1988) completed his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, he ceased taking lessons and set out on his own path, honing his skills on, among other things, Ševčík’s virtuoso violin etudes, which he himself arranged for the cello.

He drew inspiration from the finest instrumentalists of his time. Victory in the prestigious competition in Vienna (1937) launched his international career as a soloist. Following his debut at the Prague Spring festival in May 1951, he would pay numerous visits to the city – to appear at the festival, to perform opposite the Czech Philharmonic, as well as to record for Supraphon.

The present 5-CD pack is the first complete release of the 19 studio albums Navarra made for the label between 1953 and 1966.

Includes some remarkable tracks that have not been previously issued digitally.

His collaboration with Karel Ančerl and Josef Suk gave rise to the legendary recording of Brahms’s Double Concerto, with the accounts of pieces by Prokofiev, Bloch, Schumann and Respighi made with the Czech Philharmonic under Ančerl being just as impressive and enthralling. In addition to Josef Suk, Navarra worked with the superlative pianists Alfred Holeček and František Maxián.

The Supraphon set includes six hours of sensitively remastered recordings, a real treat for those loving the enchanting cello timbres.

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Bloch, E: Schelomo, etc.

Bloch, E:

Schelomo

Respighi:

Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129


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Josef Suk: Early Recordings

Josef Suk: Early Recordings


Brahms:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Josef Hála (piano)

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major

Josef Hála (piano)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Jan Panenka (piano)

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Jan Panenka (piano)

Debussy:

Violin Sonata in G minor

Jan Panenka (piano)

La plus que lente

Waltz for Violin and Piano

Alfréd Holeček (piano)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

for Violin and Piano

Josef Hála (piano)

Dvorak:

Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin & Piano, Op. 75

Josef Hála (piano)

Sonatina for violin and piano in G major, Op. 100

Jan Panenka (piano)

Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57 (B 106)

Jan Panenka (piano)

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major

Jan Panenka (piano)

Grieg:

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Honegger:

Sonatina for Violin and Cello, H 80

André Navarra (cello)

Janacek:

Violin Sonata

Jan Panenka (piano)

Jezek:

Violin Sonata

Jan Panenka (piano)

Kodály:

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

André Navarra (cello)

Martinu:

Duo for Violin and Cello No. 1, H. 157

André Navarra (cello)

Mozart:

Duo for violin and viola in B flat major, K424

Milan Škampa (viola)

Poulenc:

Violin Sonata, FP 119

Jan Panenka (piano)

Respighi:

Violin Sonata in B minor

Jan Panenka (piano)

Schubert:

Sonata (Sonatina) for violin & piano in D major, D384 (Op. posth. 137 No. 1)

Jan Panenka (piano)

Grand Duo for Violin and Piano in A Major, D574

Jan Panenka (piano)

Schumann:

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Smetana:

From the Homeland - two duos for violin and piano

Jan Panenka (piano)

Suk:

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17

Jan Panenka (piano)


Josef Suk (violin)

On the morning on 7 July 2011 the agencies brought the sad news that one of the legends of 20th century music had passed away. Josef Suk ranks among the most accomplished violinists of the epoch. When he launched his artistic career, he was gifted with unquestionable talent but also felt the obligation to meet the enormous general expectations (he was, after all, the grandson of the composer Josef Suk and great grandson of the maestro Antonin Dvořak!).

Back in the mid-1950s he won international recognition – and began recording too. The presented recordings, most of them on CD for the very first time, date from 1956-1967 and introduce Josef Suk as a mature artist with a distinct interpretational approach and a beautiful, characteristic tone. Within a short time, he recorded, primarily with pianists (Holeček, Panenka, Hala), a remarkably extensive repertoire, ranging from pieces by his beloved Dvořak and Suk (to whom he would repeatedly return) to sonatas by Debussy and Janaček (for which he received a Grand Prix du Disque de l’Academie Charles Cros), as well as duos by Kodaly and Honegger with the cellist Andre Navarra.

These carefully remastered recordings serve as a historical document and, above all, bear witness to the art of a superlative young musician whose name would later on be spoken of in the same breath as other legends. Josef Suk’s early recordings – previously unreleased and bearing witness to the legendary 20th-century violinist’s mastery.

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