13 August, Rougemont

Zoltán Fejérvári, piano
Student of Sir András Schiff’s “Building Bridges” incentive programme

Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928)
“On an Overgrown Path”, Book II
1 Andante
2 Allegretto
3 Più mosso
4 Allegro
5 Vivo

Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
24 Préludes op. 28

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 90, D. 899

 

Recorded live on 13 August 2020 at Rougemont

 

“The 24 préludes op 28 certainly belong to Chopin’s most progressive works. The “prélude” genre allows him to experiment with unusual forms, harmonies which can sound rather strange to the listener who is more familiar with the nocturnes or the waltzes. In spite of the short and radically contrasting pieces the cycle gives the impression of one big form.
The combination with Janácek’s Overgrown Path II is intended to emphasise the modernity of Chopin’s work.””

In 2013, the Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári was awarded the “Grand prix du Disque” for his recording of Franz Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Orchestra. Last year his first solo piano album – Janáček – finally was released and earned rave reviews.

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