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Janácek: Piano Works - Complete / Håkon Austbö

Album Summary

>Janácek, Leos : Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"
>Janácek, Leos : On the overgrown path
>Janácek, Leos : In the mists
>Janácek, Leos : Thema con variazioni for Piano, Op. 1 "Zdenka variations"
>Janácek, Leos : In Memoriam
>Janácek, Leos : Moravian Dances (3) for Piano
>Janácek, Leos : Music for gymnastic exercises
>Janácek, Leos : Elegy on the death of my daughter Olga
>Janácek, Leos : Moravian Dances and Folksongs for Piano
>Janácek, Leos : Christ the Lord is born
>Janácek, Leos : Moderato for Piano
>Janácek, Leos : Untitled Piece for Piano
>Janácek, Leos : Ukolébavka
>Janácek, Leos : Melodie for Piano
>Janácek, Leos : Malostransky Palace
>Janácek, Leos : Moravian Folksongs (15)
>Janácek, Leos : Reminiscence for Piano
>Janácek, Leos : Intimate Sketches
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Notes & Reviews:

"If you want every Janácek piano piece extant, significant or slight, in superb, beautifully engineered interpretations at rock-bottom cost, look no further. Häkon Austbo is no stranger to this repertoire (he made an earlier Janácek cycle circa 1980 that's hard to find), and his keen instincts for the composer's peculiar kind of "speech/song" style are matched by characterful and loving attention to details. There are too many to savor, but I'll cite a few felicitous examples. In On an Overgrown Path, for example, Austbo brings out the dialogue between the top melodic line and the tenor counterline in the first piece that others gloss over, and he carefully times No. 2's halting introduction while bringing greater weight and intensity to the climactic trill."

"Many pianists milk the Sonata's Adagio ("The Death") in the manner of a Tchaikovskian dirge. Not Austbo. His strict tempo and unswerving adherence to the composer's dynamic scaling underline the music's austere, unsettling, and utterly unsentimental message. Also revelatory is the range of color and variety of touch Austbo brings to In the Mist. Reread my first sentence, and order this release at your first opportunity. - ClassicsToday 10/10



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Works Details

>Janácek, Leos : Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : On the overgrown path
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1908
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : In the mists
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Thema con variazioni for Piano, Op. 1 "Zdenka variations"
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : In Memoriam
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1886
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Moravian Dances (3) for Piano :: Ej, danaj!
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Music for gymnastic exercises
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Elegy on the death of my daughter Olga
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1903/1904
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : On the overgrown path :: no 13a, Più mosso
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : On the overgrown path :: no 13b, Allegro-Adagio
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Moravian Dances and Folksongs for Piano
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Christ the Lord is born
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1909
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Moderato for Piano
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Untitled Piece for Piano
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1926
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Ukolébavka
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Melodie for Piano
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Melodie
  • Written: circa 1923
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Malostransky Palace
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Moravian Folksongs (15)
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Reminiscence for Piano
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Janácek, Leos : Intimate Sketches
  • Performer: Haakon Austbö (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio