|Gross David / Jan Václav Hugo Vorísek (1791 - 1825)|
|Album:||Jan Václav Hugo Vorísek (1791 - 1825)||Collection:||Classical|
|Add Date:||2011-03-27||Pull Date:||2011-05-29||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||24 Apr|
|1.||Apr 22, 2011:||gilt |
Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia In B-Flat Minor, Op. 20 (Autograph Version, 1825) - I.
Vorísek, Jan Václav Hugo|
David Gross, Piano
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
March in C major A parade march, not a war-like one.
Family album Leaf (Vivace) A brief cascade of notes.
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