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Gross David / Jan Václav Hugo Vorísek (1791 - 1825)
Album:Jan Václav Hugo Vorísek (1791 - 1825) Collection:Classical
Artist:Gross David Added:10/2010
Label:Centaur Records 

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Add Date:2011-03-27 Pull Date:2011-05-29 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:24 Apr
Airplays:1

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 22, 2011:gilt
Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia In B-Flat Minor, Op. 20 (Autograph Version, 1825) - I.

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2011-03-28 
Vorísek, Jan Václav Hugo
David Gross, Piano
Label: Centaur

Larry
Reviewed 2011-03-16

Vorísek, Jan Václav Hugo/David Gross, Piano
Reviewed by Larry, 3/16/2011
Vorísek was born in Bohemia, educated in Prague, and moved to Vienna where he made a name as a brilliant pianist, improviser and composer for amateur musical societies and individuals. His style is midway between the classical and romantic eras. In 1822, he won the competition for court organist in Vienna, providing himself with a regular income and new status, but died of TB in 1825.

Sonata quasi una fantasia in B-flat minor, Op. 20 (1825)
All movements are up tempo, with brilliant passage work, pleasant melodies, moderately interesting development sections
1. 7:39 Allegro, 2. 6:11 Scherzo, allegro, 3. 3:54 Finale. Con brio
6 Impromptus, Op 7. (1822)
Charming music for high society, salon audiences, one melodic idea per piece, clearly expressed, flowing, with no melodrama.
4. 4:22 5. 3:54 6. 5:44 7. 5:42 8. 9:50
9. 6:27
March in C major A parade march, not a war-like one.
10. 9:01
Family album Leaf (Vivace) A brief cascade of notes.
11. 1:23
Fantasie in C major, Op 12 (1822)
First movement: contemplative, harmonically adventurous. Second movement: unrelenting perpetual motion beginning in the minor.
12. 6:58 Andante
13. 4:41 Allegro con brio

Track Listing
1.Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia In B-Flat Minor, Op. 20 (Autograph Version, 1825) - I. 7.Impromptu Op. 7 (1822) No. Iv - Allegretto In A Major
2.Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia In B-Flat Minor, Op. 20 (Autograph Version, 1825) - Sc 8.Impromptu Op. 7 (1822) No. V - Allegretto In E Major
3.Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia In B-Flat Minor, Op. 20 (Autograph Version, 1825) - Ii 9.Impromptu Op. 7 (1822) No. Vi - Allegreto In B Major
4.Impromptu Op. 7 (1822) No. I - Allegro In C Major 10.Marsch In C Major (World Premiere Recording) (Undated)
5.Impromptu Op. 7 (1822) No. Ii - Allegro Moderato In G Major 11.Stammbuchblatt (Family Album Leaf) In A Major (1822) - Vivace
6.Impromptu Op. 7 (1822) No. Iii - Allegretto In D Major 12.Fantasie In C Major, Op. 12 (1822) - I. Andante
 13.Fantasie In C Major, Op. 12 (1822) - Ii. Allegro Con Brio