Brilliant Classics

Janácek, Kodály

Janácek, Kodály
Composer Leoš Janácek
Artist Klára Würtz piano
Format 1 CD
Cat. number PCL0107
EAN code 5060385450413
Release May 2016

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Janácek’s suites “In the Mist” and “On an overgrown path” contain miniatures of the most hearbreaking intimacy, from deep sorrow and melancholy to utter bliss and joy. In the works by Hungarian Zoltán Kodály there is a direct and palpable connection with the folk music of Hungary and Transsylvania. This beautiful program concludes with an exciting rendition of the Marosszek Dances. Klára Würtz, Hungarian by birth, knows the secret language of this music, her musical intuition finding the most telling melodic inflections in this speaking music. Klára Würtz made over 35 CD’s. Her Schubert Impromptus recording for Piano Classics (PCL0013) received rave reviews from the press: Fanfare: “There are just a handful of great recordings of these 8 pieces: Schnabel, Brendel, Lupu, Zimerman, Uchida, Perahia…I believe that Klára Würtz belongs to this exalted company…this is very natural and distinctive music‐making at a very high level..”” (Charles Timbrell, Fanfare). “Klára Würtz’ intelligence, technical finesse and innate musicality serve the Schubert Impromptus well” (Jed Distler, Classicstoday.com).

Track list

Disk 1

  1. In the Mists: I. Andante
  2. In the Mists: II. Molto adagio
  3. In the Mists: III. Andantino
  4. In the Mists: IV. Presto-meno mosso
  5. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: I. Our Evenings
  6. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: II. A Blown-away Leaf
  7. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: III. Come with Us!
  8. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: IV. The Madonna of Frýdek
  9. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: V. They Chattered Like Swallows
  10. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: VI. Words Fail!
  11. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: VII. Good Night!
  12. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: VIII. Unutterable Anguish
  13. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: IX. In Tears
  14. On the Overgrown Path, Book I: The Barn Owl Has not Flown Away
  15. 7 Piano Pieces, Op. 11: II. Rubato, parlando
  16. 7 Piano Pieces, Op. 11: III. Allegretto malinconico
  17. 7 Piano Pieces, Op. 11: VI. Poco rubato
  18. Méditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy
  19. Marosszék Dances