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Dumka - Dvorak: Dumka, Op. 35; Balakirev: Dumka in E flat minor & more by Suk, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko & Martinu / Lada Valesova (piano)

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Dumka, for piano in D minor, B. 64 (Op.35)
>Suk, Josef : Dumka for piano, Op.7/5
>Dvorak, Antonin : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 12 no 1/B 136
>Dvorak, Antonin : Furiant, for piano in G minor, B. 137 (Op.12/2)
>Liszt, Franz : Glanes de Woronice, S 249
>Balakirev, Mily : Dumka, for piano in E flat minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 59 "Russian rustic scene"
>Lysen, Mykola Vytal'yevych : Dumka-Shumka, for piano (second rhapsody on Ukrainian folk themes), Op. 18
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Dumka for piano no 1, H. 249
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Dumka for piano no 2, H. 250
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Dumka for piano no 3, H. 285bis
>Valesová, Lada : Improvisation on Czech & Slovak Folk Songs, for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"You have to take your hat off to someone who can plan a recital CD with the imaginative insight of the investigative musicologist, and then execute it with such musicianly sensitivity." So declared International Piano magazine on Czech pianist Lada Valeova's AVIE debut, Intimate Studies (AVR 2142), featuring music by fellow countrymen Jana? cek, Martin°u, Suk, and Pavel Haas. Now, Lada returns with another innovative concept that explores the Slavic musical soul through the dumka, the wistful musical genre to which numerous composers turned to conjure their own aural imagery.

Evening Standard
Extraordinary stuff, imaginatively played.

"You have to take your hat off to someone who can plan a recital CD with the imaginative insight of the investigative musicologist, and then execute it with such sensitivity." So declared International Piano magazine on Czech pianist Lada Valeova's AVIE debut, Intimate Studies (AVR 2142), featuring music by fellow countrymen Janacek, Martinu, Suk, and Pavel Haas. Now, Lada returns with another innovative concept that explores the Slavic musical soul through the dumka, the wistful musical genre to which numerous composers turned to conjure their own aural imagery.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2014
A varied and sensitively planned programme...Valeová commands a full, rounded tone but passes on facile virtuosity in favour of something mellower.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013).



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Works Details

>Dvorak, Antonin : Dumka, for piano in D minor, B. 64 (Op.35)
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa ?12/1876-?/1

>Suk, Josef : Dumka for piano, Op.7/5
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Dvorak, Antonin : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 12 no 1/B 136
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?09/1884

>Dvorak, Antonin : Furiant, for piano in G minor, B. 137 (Op.12/2)
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?09/1884

>Liszt, Franz : Glanes de Woronice, S 249 :: 3. Complainte (Dumka)
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847-1848

>Balakirev, Mily : Dumka, for piano in E flat minor
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 59 "Russian rustic scene"
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Lysen, Mykola Vytal'yevych : Dumka-Shumka, for piano (second rhapsody on Ukrainian folk themes), Op. 18
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Dumka for piano no 1, H. 249
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Dumka for piano no 2, H. 250
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Dumka for piano no 3, H. 285bis
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 09/21/1941

>Valesová, Lada : Improvisation on Czech & Slovak Folk Songs, for piano
  • Performer: Lada Valesová (Piano)
  • Notes: Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, Prague, Czech Republic (07/15/2013-07/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary