Erato / 2006

Leos Janácek & Carl Nielsen – Piano Music

Neither of those two contemporaneous but wildly different composers wrote much piano music, but what little they did produce was of very high quality. Andsnes is master of their idioms, and gives especially spare and impassioned accounts of the three great Janácek’s works.

BBC Music Magazine ****

Track Listing

Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor, JW VIII / 19 ‘From the Street’
1. Presentiment
2. Death

Janáček: In the Mists
3. Andante
4. Molto adagio
5. Andantino
6. Presto

Excerpt, Janáček: On An Overgrown Path
7. Our evenings
8. A blown-away leaf
9. Come with us!
10. The Madonna of Frydek
11. They chattered like swallows
12. Words fail!
13. Good night!
14. Unutterable anguish
15. In tears
16. The barn owl has not flown away!

17. Nielsen: Chaconne, Op. 32 (FS79)

Nielsen: Den Luciferiske, Op.45
18. I. Allegretto un pochettino
19. II. Poco moderato
20. III. Molto adagio e patetico
21. IV. Allegretto innocente
22. V. Allegretto vivo
23. VI. Allegro non troppo ma vigoroso

Nielsen: Three Piano Pieces, Op.59
24. I. Impromptu : Allegro fluento
25. II. Adagio
26. III. Allegro non troppo

Nielsen: Five Piano Pieces, Op.3
27. I. Folk Melody
28. II. Humoresque
29. III. Arabesque
30. IV. Mignon
31. V. Alfedans

Nielsen: Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11 (FS22)
32. No. 1, Goddag! Goddag!
33. No. 2, Snurretoppen
34. No. 3, En lille langsom vals
35. No. 4, Sprællemanden
36. No. 5, Dukkemarch
37. No. 6, Spilleværket

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