Notes & Reviews:
Following the highly acclaimed recording of J. B. Foerster's violin concertos, the violinist Ivan Zenaty - who has gained international renown as both a virtuoso and pedagogue - and the pianist Martin Kasik have chosen violin sonatas by three Czech composers from the turn of the 20th century. Nedbal's and Novak's not overly known and in stylistic terms distinctly romantic works contrast with Janacek's sonata, an opus of the mature Master whose modernity places it firmly in the 20th century. In Janacek's third (yet only preserved) violin sonata there are distinctly "Russian" undertones, reflecting the period it began to originate: the outset of World War I.
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