ALC 0042 L. Janáček

ALC 0042 L. Janáček

Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street”
On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908)
Series I / Řada I
In the mists / V mlhách (1912)
Tema con variazioni (Variations “Zdenka”) (1880)

Category: Classical Music

Composers: Leoš Janáček

Artists: Galya Kolarova

Piano: Galya Kolarova

Format: 1 CD

Cat. number: ALC 0042

Release: February 2021

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) has been characterized as a composer who bridges the worlds of the Romantic and Avant-Garde. Janáček's Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the Street" was intended as a reaction to the death of František Pavlík (1885-1905), who on 1 October 1905 was bayoneted to death during demonstrations in support of a Czech university in Brno. The little pieces of the cycle On an Overgrown Path contain distant memories. At first On an Overgrown Path was a collection of six harmonium pieces. By 1908 the cycle had grown to nine pieces, and was by then intended for piano instead of harmonium. It was in the spring of 1912 that Janáček completed the piano cycle In the Mists. All four parts of the cycle are largely written in "misty" keys with five or six flats. “Zdenka” Theme and Variations is a work which embraces the traditional tonal, Romantic style, but also uses folk elements and harmonic traits which anticipate Janáček’s later compositions.

Preview Tracks

1. Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the Street": I. The Presentiment - Předtucha

2. Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street”: The Death - Smrt

3. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: Our evening / Naše večery

4. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: A blown-away leaf / Lístek odvanutý

5. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: Come with us! / Pojd’te s námi!

6. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: The Frýdek Madonna / Frýdecká Panna Maria

7. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: They chattered like swallows / Štěbetaly jak laštovičky

8. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: Words fail! / Nelze domluvit!

9. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: Good night! / Dobrou noc!

10. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: Unutterable anguish / Tak neskonale úzko

11. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: In tears / V pláči

12. On an overgrown path / Po zarostlém chodníčku (1901-1908) Series I / Řada I: The barn owl has not flown away! / Sýček neodletěl!

13. In the mists / V mlhách (1912): I. Andante

14. In the mists / V mlhách (1912): II. Molto adagio

15. In the mists / V mlhách (1912): III. Andantino

16. In the mists / V mlhách (1912): IV. Presto

17. Tema con variazioni (Variations “Zdenka”) (1880)