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Josef Suk: Moods; Dumka; Thinkgs Lived and Dreamt; Love Song / Karl-Andreas Kolly, piano

Album Summary

>Suk, Josef : Nálady, Op 10
>Suk, Josef : Dumka for piano, Op.7/5
>Suk, Josef : Zivotem A Snem (Things Lived and Dreamed), pieces (10) for piano, Op. 30
>Suk, Josef : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 7
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Notes & Reviews:

A double stroke of fate divided Josef Suk's life into a "before and after." Within little more than a year he first lost his mentor and father-in-law Antonin Dvorak and then his young wife Otilie. The Swiss pianist Karl-Andreas Kelly's latest release illustrates this break pervading Suk's entire compositional oeuvre and offers a refreshing look at a composer who has not yet received his proper due.

Suk's piano cycle Moods op. 10 continues to be situated very much in the best Bohemian tradition; Dvorak's influence is quite audible. The rhythm and harmony of the five enchanting pieces evoke memories of folk music from the eastern Austro- Hungarian Empire, often with its typical, slightly melancholy undertone, while it also becomes quite evident that the extremely successful violinist Suk knew his way around the piano.

Karl-Andreas Kolly concludes his Suk recital with a "Love Song" capturing ecstatic longing with suspended harmonies full of yearning and languishing. Here one would like to go on listening forever - especially since the MDG sound engineers again have captured this gem in the best SACD technology, high resolution and in 3-D, for the perfect Lucullan audio feast at home.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/27/2015/11/28/2015).



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>Suk, Josef : Nálady, Op 10
  • Performer: Karl-Andreas Kolly (Piano)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/27/2015/11/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Suk, Josef : Dumka for piano, Op.7/5
  • Performer: Karl-Andreas Kolly (Piano)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/27/2015/11/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Suk, Josef : Zivotem A Snem (Things Lived and Dreamed), pieces (10) for piano, Op. 30
  • Performer: Karl-Andreas Kolly (Piano)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/27/2015/11/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Suk, Josef : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 7
  • Performer: Karl-Andreas Kolly (Piano)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/27/2015/11/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic