Martinu: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4

Martinu: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4

by Giorgio Koukl
     
 

This is the fourth and final volume in Koukl's survey of Martinu's 400 works for piano, and it contains the least well-known of his works for the instrument. But Koukl shows no sign of boredom with Martinu's lesser achievements; in fact, he is deeply invested in them all. From the bright and bouncy "Seven Czech Dances"See more details below

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This is the fourth and final volume in Koukl's survey of Martinu's 400 works for piano, and it contains the least well-known of his works for the instrument. But Koukl shows no sign of boredom with Martinu's lesser achievements; in fact, he is deeply invested in them all. From the bright and bouncy "Seven Czech Dances" that open the disc through the solemn "Adagio In memoriam" and the spooky "Procession of the Cats on Solstice Night" to the gruff "Prelude" that closes it, Koukl enjoys the thrill of discovery. Communicated here with virtuosity and consummate artistry, this disc is not for the Martinu neophyte, but listeners who already know his symphonies, ballets, and concertos will surely enjoy all four volumes of his piano music. Naxos' sound is crisp, close, and a bit hard in climaxes.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2007
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313021574
catalogNumber:
8570215
Rank:
225456

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Tracks

  1. Borová: Czech Dances (7) for piano, H. 195  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  2. Les Ritournelles, pieces (6) for piano, H. 227  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  3. Pièce for piano, H. 222  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  4. Improvisation for piano, H. 333  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  5. Dumka for piano No. 2, H. 250  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  6. Adagio for piano ("Memories"), H. 362  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  7. Pro tanec (For Dancing), for piano, H. 158  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  8. Albumleaf (Lístek do pamántniku) for piano, H. 241  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  9. Dumka for piano No. 1, H. 249  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  10. Bagatelle (Morceau facile) for piano, H. 323  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  11. Rujana (A Sea Fantasy), for piano, H. 100  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  12. Barcarolle for piano, H. 326  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  13. Dumka for piano No. 3, H. 285bis  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  14. Movements (4) for piano, H. 170  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  15. Prelude for piano (on the theme of "La Marseillaise"), H. 85  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  16. Prelude for piano No. 2 in F minor, H. 86  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  17. Instruktivní duo pro nervózní (Instructive Duo for the Nervous), for piano, H. 145  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  18. Foxtrot narozený "na Ruzku" (Foxtrot Born "At the Corner"), for piano, H. 122  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  19. Piece for the Little Evas (Skladba pro malé Evy), for piano, H. 242  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  20. Mazurka for piano, H. 284  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  21. PAR T.S.F. (On Radio Waves), for piano, H. 173bis  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  22. Scherzo for piano, H. 138bis  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  23. Piece without Title for piano, H. 141  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl
  24. Prélude for piano, H. 140  - Bohuslav Martinu  - Giorgio Koukl

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