Janacek: On an Overgrown Path; Piano Sonata 1.x.1905; In the Mists

COMPOSERS: Janacek
LABELS: Unicorn-Kanchana
WORKS: On an Overgrown Path; Piano Sonata 1.x.1905; In the Mists
PERFORMER: Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: DKP(CD) 9156 DDD

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This useful series of Czech piano music reaches familiar ground in its seventh issue with Janácek’s major works for solo piano. Kvapil’s approach, always thoughtful and involved, repays careful listening. Not everyone will warm to his over-expressive manner in On an Overgrown Path and at times he takes a highly personal approach to the musical text, but there are rich rewards in many movements and a genuine feel for style. Jan Smaczny