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Smetana: Moldau - Dvorák: Symphony No. 9


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Bedrich Smetana and Antonín Dvorák, those two Bohemians shaped by the history, traditions and nature of their beloved homeland, developed a music which, while national in spirit, also displays broader passions. Their notes conjure imposing narratives and vast landscapes, brought to vivid life by means of subtle coloration. Different as they were, the music of both men spanned the world, astonishingly free of the dictates of fashion and preserving a freshness that remains to this day. The transcriptions for piano duet (four hands) performed by the Duo Solot are from the composers themselves. It is a delight to note the quality of the pianistic writing in these arrangements, which showcase the resonant and percussive qualities of the instrument and its ability to project a mass of sound, yet also emphasise the clarity of the melodic and rhythmic discourse, precisely delineating the works’ polyphonic riches. In short, a perfect opportunity to discover these very familiar pieces with new ears…
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Item number ADW7574
Barcode 5410939757428
Release date 1/8/2016
Category Classical Music
Label PAVANE
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
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