Fibich: Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs

COMPOSERS: Fibich
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs
PERFORMER: William Howard (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 9381 DDD
Fibich’s vast collection of Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs (some of which is still unpublished) is a major landmark in Czech piano music. Not only do these exquisite miniatures illuminate aspects of his private life, but, in their harmonic and melodic richness, they always prove a joy to players and listeners, with Fibich’s intimate, clearly etched personality emerging at every stage. William Howard’s performances of a sensitively chosen selection of forty pieces is unerringly sensitive to scale and tone. Jan Smaczny

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