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Playful Clarinet

Playful Clarinet


 

Mexican Hat Dance

Abreu:

Tico-tico no fubá

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Jeanjean:

Venice Carnival

Jobim:

The Girl from Ipanema

Kovacz:

Salute, Signore Rossini

Kroepsch:

Fantasy

Matos Rodriguez:

La Cumparsita

Milhaud:

Brazileira from Scaramouche

Monti, V:

Csárdás

Pierné, G:

Canzonetta, Op. 19

Puccini:

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Rubinstein:

Melody in F major, Op. 3 No. 1

Schubert:

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

Yradier:

La Paloma


Ludmila Peterková (clarinet), Irina Kondratenko (piano)

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Cigánski Diabli: Adagio & Furioso

Cigánski Diabli: Adagio & Furioso


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hungarian Dance No. 12 in D minor

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Haydn:

Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob.XV:25: Finale 'Rondo all'ongarese'

Kalman:

Komm, Zigány! [Countess Mariza]

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Paganini:

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 24 in A minor

Rigler:

Gipsy Dances

Sarasate:

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20


Cigánski diabli (Gypsy Devils), Ernest Šarközi (artistic director)

In Roma fairy tales, it is usually the devil who imbues Gypsy music with its inimitable vivacity. And when listening to Cigánski Diabli, you cannot help but believe it. The popularity of this Gypsy orchestra has crossed the borders of their native Slovakia into Moravia, Bohemia and much further afield. Of late, they have been giving concerts abroad with in creasing frequency – Germany (including at the Berliner Philharmoniker Hall), England, France, Canada, etc. The ensemble, made up of eight professional, classically trained musicians, has already received three platinum discs.

A traditional cimbalom band? Well, yes and no. They have, so to speak, many more strings to their bow: folk music (ranging from Slovak to Jewish), on occasions walking a tightrope between pop and jazz, at other times performing Haydn together with a “classical” pianist or a symphony orchestra. And since Brahms, Liszt and Dvořák were inspired by the “Gypsy style”, why not turn things on their head and play their music the Gypsy way?

With their characteristic virtuosity and vivacity, Cigánski diabli have entered the rarefied domain of classical music – yet in a manner entirely of their own and with arrangements not respecting the borders of genres. But what’s the use of borders when the music is of such splendour?

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Bach, J S: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012

Bach, J S: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012

Recorded live at the concerts of the 10th Prague Spring International Music Festival at the Rudolfinum, May 26– 27, 1955


Today, Bach’s suites form part of the repertoire of every distinguished cellist, and many of them have recorded the complete cycle.

Yet when sixty years ago the twenty-four-year-old Mstislav Rostropovich (1927–2007) first performed all the suites in public, it was a trailblazing act, linking up to the previous endeavour of Pablo Casals. When this live recording was made in 1955 at the Prague Spring festival, Rostropovich was 28 years of age.

He astounded the audience with his youthful verve and surprising artistic maturity. At the festival Rostropovich met his lifelong love, Galina Vishnevskaya, whom upon returning to Moscow he married after several days of acquaintance.

When in 1991 the cellist made a complete recording of the Bach suites in France, he was 64. Hence, all the more precious is this live recording from the Czech Radio archives, which waited more than half a century for its release. As a lover and connoisseur of wine, Rostropovich would certainly agree that some wines – and some recordings too – acquire a richer taste and a higher value over time. A sensational, newly discovered 1955 Rostropovich recording of the Bach suites.

GGramophone Awards 2011

Shortlisted - Historic

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Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006

Bach, J S: Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006


Pavel Šporcl (violin)

Recorded in the Church of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren in Prague – Vinohrady, April 16–18, May 20–22, and June 15–17 , 2015. Just like mountain climbers who striving to conquer the summits of high mountains, musicians also need challenges. The next summit that Pavel Šporcl has chosen to attempt is one that figuratively reaches to the heavens.

Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo have already put the technique and musicianship of quite a few violinists to the test. Violin compositions without a basso continuo accompaniment were in general rather unusual, and these works in particular, with their many layers of musical content, place great demands on the performer, who must achieve both technical mastery and a mental grasp of several parallel lines all at once – the melody, the chordal accompaniment, and often even thematic material assigned to inner voices. The beautiful Ciaccona bringing the second Partita to a conclusion is among the most demanding works in the violin literature in terms of its length and its intricacy. Further increasing the already considerable challenge for the performer is the awareness that the first performer of these works was Bach himself. We will never get to hear Bach play these works, but Pavel Šporcl’s interpretations will certainly be worthy of repeated listening for their technically refinement and stylistically purity, while also offering something personal and unique. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas – the loveliest of challenges for Pavel Šporcl.

“Pavel Šporcl is a 'modernist', playing a ten-year-old, highly decorated blue violin, at high pitch. There's no doubt of his dexterity and spirit when fast movements demand: his perpetuum mobile in the presto finale of Sonata No. 1 is hypnotic…[he is] less convincing in slower, more pensive movements…[but] the hugely taxing 11-minute Ciaconna ending the third Partita [is] a high point, full of expressive detail while retaining the ongoing musical thread” BBC Music Magazine, March 2016 ****

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Gipsy Way

Gipsy Way


Bach, J S:

Gavotte (Rondeau) from Partita No. 3 in E major BWV1006

Bock, J:

Fiddler on the Roof: theme

Boulanger, G:

Georgette in D major

Avant de Mourir

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Cosma, V:

Alexandre le Bienheureux

Le Grand Blond avec une Chaussure Noire

Dinicu:

Skylark

Hubay:

Scène de la csárda No. 4 'Hejre Kati', Op. 32

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Sarasate:

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Faithful love cannot be marred (from The Bartered Bride)

trad.:

Russian Fantasy / Russian Gipsy Melodies

Cimbalon Polka

Mama (Russian Folk Song)

Transylvanian Fantasy in E minor

Gipsy Song 'Náne Cócha'

Williams, John:

Schindler's List: Theme


Pavel Šporcl (violin)

Romano Stilo

The new DVD featuring the violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl captures one of his two unique open-air concerts at the Smetana Litomyšl festival with the Slovak Roma cimbalom band Romano Stilo that took place in the middle of June 2010 in the castle courtyard.

The concerts were truly extraordinary events for Pavel owing to the unusual repertoire and the special atmosphere both on the stage and among the audience.

While Pavel Šporcl regularly steps out from the domain of classical music to embrace zestfully other genres, Romano Stilo cannot be considered an orthodox cimbalom band either. In addition to Gypsy, Russian, Hungarian and Romanian folk music, they performed compositions by Pablo Sarasate, Johannes Brahms and Aram Khachaturian, as well as the film themes from Schindler’s List and The Fiddler on the Roof, all of them spiced with a soupçon of jazz... Pavel plays a repertoire that seems to be the natural domain of musicians with Gypsy blood with such mastery and abandon that one feels tempted to look into his family tree – and Romano Stilo are a wonderful partner to him. It was a true joy to be there – and this DVD affords you the unique opportunity to savour their splendid performance.

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Hommage a Zuzana Růžičkova

Hommage a Zuzana Růžičkova


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816

Keyboard Concerto in G major (after Vivaldi), BWV980

Cabezón, A:

Capricho

Couperin, F:

Vive le neveu

Falla:

Concerto for Harpsichord & Chamber Ensemble

Martinu:

Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K519 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K19 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K278 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K375 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K8 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K70 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K1 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K63 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K406 in C major

Keyboard Sonata K11 in C minor

plus:

Capricho (a Antonio Cabezon, 1510–1566) 1:02

Vive le neveu (a Francois Couperin, 1631-1698) 1:46


Zuzana Růžičkova (harpsichord)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling & Vaclav Neumann

Zuzana Růžičkova, an exceptional personality upon whom the critics conferred the title “First Lady of the Harpsichord”, continued the pioneering efforts Wanda Landowska had made to get the harpsichord recognised as an independent concert instrument. The path she took was co-determined by her lifelong relationship to Bach, whose complete works for harpsichord she has recorded, and along it she was also accompanied by a number of friends she regularly met: Karel Ančerl, Gideon Klein, Sviatoslav Richter, Josef Suk.

She hasn’t, however, remained merely a Bach specialist: in addition to early music, she has recorded all the classic modern harpsichord works, including Poulenc’s Concert champetre and her beloved Bohuslav Martinů’s Concerto for Harpsichord, awareness of which she helped to raise all over the world. A number of pieces have been written directly for Zuzana Růžičkova, among them compositions by Jan Rychlik and the remarkable Sei invenzioni canonici per cembalo by Viktor Kalabis, whom the harpsichordist was married to for over half a century.

This representative selection from Zuzana Růžičkova’s highly acclaimed discography is Supraphon’s way of marking her 80th birthday. The overwhelming majority of these recordings are appearing on CD for the very first time. The perfect way to mark Zuzana Růžičkova’s 80th birthday – a harpsichord feast ranging from Bach to the 20th century.

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Ivan Moravec: Twelfth Night Recital

Ivan Moravec: Twelfth Night Recital


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Chopin:

Mazurka No. 32 in C sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 3

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333


Ivan Moravec (piano)

Recorded live at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague, on 6 January, 1987

This live recording of Ivan Moravec at the Rudolfinum in Prague was to have been first released on the occasion of his 85th birthday. The previously unreleased recording was discovered after 28 years in the Supraphon archives, and it managed to pass the test of the great artist’s uncompromising self-censorship.

Moravec’s playing of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy at this concert meets the same standards as his finest recordings – technical refinement of details, carefully elaborated architecture, and rare inner vitality. Ivan Moravec’s masterful performance is further enhanced by the special atmosphere of a live concert. The earthly journey of this great pianist of the twentieth century and of this extraordinary person came to a close in July of 2015. This recording is left behind to us as his last message and statement about beauty.

A previously unreleased recording of a recital by Ivan Moravec – commemorating a great pianist of the twentieth century.

“To listen to Moravec is to be reminded of another era, one in which there was no political correctness surrounding Bach and the modern piano. He gives a warm, richly rhetorical reading of the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, one that is seemingly without ego and entirely compelling. The Mozart sonata is another highlight.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2015

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - November 2015

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JS Bach: Harpsichord Concertos

JS Bach: Harpsichord Concertos


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1-7 BWV1052-1058


Zuzana Růžičková (harpsichord) & Miloslav Klement, Karel Klement (recorder)

Prague Chamber Soloists, Václav Neumann

Recorded in Prague at the Rudolfinum, December 19–23, 1966 (Concertos Nos 3 and 4), June 27–28, 1967 (No. 6), June 30, 1967 (No. 7), July 1, 1967 (No. 5), September 14 and 19, 1968 (Nos 1 and 2)

Bach saved my life… You always feel in his music that God is present somehow.” This is not empty declamation. It is a deep confession of harpsichord player Zuzana Růžičková, a survivor of the inconceivable horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. She always felt that Bach’s music was one of the things that helped her survive.

Zuzana Růžičková gave new life to Bach’s music by persistently promoting the use of harpsichord (as opposed to commonly used piano) in performing Bach repertoire in concert. She was the very first person to initiate the gigantic project of recording the complete harpsichord concertos composed by Bach.

Zuzana Růžičková understands the deep inner order and the hidden emotionality of Bach’s music so well that her recordings of his works remain no less inspiring at the present time.

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Katt - Organ Works

Katt - Organ Works

Recorded At The St Willibrord Basilica In Echternach, Luxembourg, August 2829, 2015


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Toccata in D minor, BWV538/1 'Dorian'

Chroboková:

Slavkof

Bogorodice Djevo

Variations on Veni Sancte Spiritus

Messiaen:

Priere apres la Communion

Messe de la Pentecote: Communion et Sortie

Pärt:

trivium

Pari intervallo


Katerina Chroboková (organ)

KATT – a story of the organ and voice, a story of seeking one’s own path.

This is a story. It begins in a faintly familiar manner, yet after a while it takes you to never-thought-of regions where, besides the organ, Pärt’s “spiritual minimalism” and Messiaen’s heavenly birdsong, you encounter – unexpectedly and persistently – the human voice, in its full emotionality and tenderness. KATT is an element tearing down walls, including those between genres. Study at prestigious schools (the Schola Cantorum Basel among them) and collaboration with outstanding orchestras (Anima Eterna, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, etc.) have led her to masterful performance of music ranging from Bach to young composers of her generation.

Her intuition and fascination with the sonic potentialities of the organ (particularly the incredible plethora of delicate timbres and tinges!) have led her even further – to creating her own pieces and, ultimately, to employing her own voice. She draws inspiration from the songs of the earliest Christian traditions, from sacral architecture, as well as the atmosphere of the moment. You may choose to listen attentively to the pieces by Bach, Messiaen and Pärt, splendidly and singularly performed on the wonderful four-manual organ of the Basilica in Echternach, Luxembourg’s oldest town. Or you may choose also to accept the invitation to immerse yourself in a story and witness a fascinating quest.

“Katt comes across as a remarkably strait-laced organist, delivering Bach’s BWV565 Toccata with beautifully crisp articulation and a minimum of effect, especially in a fugue where echo effects are decidedly subtle” Gramophone Magazine, July 2016

“A player of considerable ability, her fascination with minimalist patterns is shown well in her own work, Slavkof, contrasting reflective and brilliant writing…her singing in two works based on old chant will surprise many – ranging from a whisper to a shout” Choir & Organ, August 2016 ***

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Pavel Šporcl & Romano Stilo - Gipsy Way

Pavel Šporcl & Romano Stilo - Gipsy Way


Bach, J S:

Gavotte (Rondeau) from Partita No. 3 in E major BWV1006

Boulanger, G:

Georgette in D major

Avant de Mourir

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hubay:

Scène de la csárda No. 4 'Hejre Kati', Op. 32

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Monti, V:

Csárdás

Sarasate:

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

trad.:

Romanian “Hora” in F sharp major

Old-hungarian Gipsy Song in C sharp minor

Fakó Csárdás in D flat major

Transylvanian Fantasy in E minor

Russian Fantasy / Russian Gipsy Melodies

Gipsy Song 'Náne Cócha'

Encore


Pavel Šporcl (violin)

Romano Stilo

“An exciting virtuoso confirms his Czech credentials in this superb release. Pavel Sporcl has established himself on disc as the most charismatic of young Czech violinists, spontaneously imaginitive and individual in everything he does.” Edward Greenfield - Gramophone

The violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl’s new CD captures his two unique concerts with the Slovak Gipsy cimbalom ensemble Romano Stilo. The events were truly extraordinary not only due to these superlative musicians combining their forces but also the repertoire (a startling departure for Šporcl) and the atmosphere on the stage and in the auditorium alike. Just as Pavel Šporcl steps out with zest from the domain of classical music into other genres so Romano Stilo cannot be considered an orthodox cimbalom band. Besides Gipsy, Hungarian and Romanian folk music, the visitors to the concerts heard compositions by Pablo Sarasate, Johannes Brahms and Aram Khachaturian inspired by this music, all spiced up with a soupcon of jazz. Šporcl plays the repertoire, allegedly the exclusive reserve of musicians with Gipsy blood coursing through their veins, so masterfully and convincingly that one is tempted to trace his family tree. Romano Stilo are splendid partners for him and it is a real joy to hear the musical sparks fly.

“The treatment of the whole is very much out of the ordinary, and the exhilarating result completely dispels any suggestion of this being a simple rehash of hackneyed favourites. The concert was recorded in Prague's La Fabrika entertainment venue before a live audience, whose whoops of joy at the sweet lyricism of Šporcl's playing and the thrilling virtuosity of all concerned serve to add to, rather than detract from, the atmosphere.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2009

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