Started by Superhorn, October 14, 2008, 08:01:18 AM
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Quote from: North Star on March 11, 2013, 09:16:29 AMAnd as for Czech composer recommendations, Zelenka, Dvorak, and Janacek are definitely the big four.
Quote from: Brian on March 11, 2013, 09:29:53 AMSince you wrote "the big four" I assume you left out Smetana? Or was it Suk or Martinu?
Quote from: Brian on August 08, 2014, 12:37:28 PMActually Dave, out of the three Naxos releases so far (Symphonies 1 & 2, then the Symphonic Poems), the symphonic poems CD has impressed me the most. There is some catchy music there, and it's more concise than the symphonies. Plus, the orchestra and conductor seem to be improving as they get acclimated to the composer - in the Symphony No. 1 I wasn't too impressed.Do you have the violin sonatas CD with Josef Suk, on Supraphon?
Quote from: Scion7 on August 09, 2014, 12:43:15 AM"After Smetana and Dvorák he was the most prominent Czech composer of the second half of the 19th century..." - The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians "Fibich was the third of the leading Czech composers of the last half of the nineteenth century, after Smetana and Dvorák." - AllMusic Classical Archives
Quote from: SonicMan46 on August 08, 2014, 01:02:41 PM[...] I'd love to somehow obtain that MDG recording but just not available at a decent price.
Quote from: torut on August 09, 2014, 08:40:04 AMThe MDG album is available at Google Play Store for $9.49. It seems MDG provides mp3 albums only at Google Play.I only have the string quartets by Panocha Quartet that I like very much. Nice, pleasant music.
Quote from: SonicMan46 on February 14, 2020, 09:19:02 AMFibich TTT! Hard to believe that I made the last post here over 5 years ago - Since that time I've acquired a few more CDs:Fibich, Zdenek (1850-1900) - currently own the 8 recordings below (2 are MP3 CD-Rs) - Marek Stilec has conducted at least 4 discs for Naxos; a number of pianists have tackled his 'Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs', including Marián Lapsansky and Radoslav Kvapil - he was prolific in many genres for his 50 years and studied mainly outside his Bohemian homeland, so more Germanic influence that the Czech nationalism seen in Smetana and Dvorak (Source); long list of his compositions HERE - don't feel a need to explore his piano works unless a compilation appears - BUT comments, suggestions, etc. appreciated. Dave
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on February 14, 2020, 12:25:42 PMNice to see a thread on Fibich! I hadn't realized that he had written some symphonies, but am interested in listening them (perhaps try youtube or interlibrary loan?). The only recording (as far as I can recall) that I have of his is his first quartet. I have it on an excellent set of quartets by various Czech composers with the later iteration of the Talich Quartet on Calliope (not certain whether or not it is currently in print).Nice to hear that you are enjoying your journey!
Quote from: SonicMan46 on September 02, 2021, 01:28:32 PMFibich, Zdenek (1850-1900) - Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs; Reminiscences & Paintings w/ William Howard & Radoslav Kvapil - these are miniature piano works (a few minutes or less) listed as Op. 41, 44, 47, 57 (click on bottom chart - Source) - there are a total of 376 pieces; the Howard recording contains just over 3 dozen from Op. 41; the Kvapil (a MP3 DL) is a mix, half of which are from Op. 41 w/ just 6 or so duplications. NOW, the middle row shows just 3 of 12 CDs recorded by Marian Lapsansky, so there is certainly a LOT more Fibich piano music available to hear; BTW, these latter recordings are available on Spotify (not sure that I want to make a playlist! :laugh:) - Dave
Quote from: SonicMan46 on September 03, 2021, 08:48:26 AMConcerning the 'cover art' on the Lapsansky CDs, the other similar pics that came to mind were on several John McEwen SQ discs shown below; however, the artists for those paintings were William Bouguereau (19th century French) & Henrietta Rae (English late Victorian) - must have been a bunch of similar 'little known' painters around then or possibly a 20th century one imitating the style? Sorry, but my wonderful art history classes from my long past undergrad years at the U of Michigan return to haunt me on occasion - Dave
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on September 03, 2021, 09:14:38 AMDave,Have you tried taking a screen shot of the images and then using them to do a google search? If not, you might do best trying to crop the images a bit so that you don't get the Chandos cover images coming up? Might not make a difference though.PDp.s. And only 10? That sounds like a goodly amount of a lessor-known composer to me.
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