My Violin Legends / Sporcl
Drdla: Souvenir Serenade Kocian: Old Folks at Home Serenade in D major Intermezzo Pittoresque, Op. 18 No. 2 Kubelik, J: Burlesque Tenerezza Laub, F: Polonaise in G major, Op. 8 Saltarello, Op. 4 No. 4 Ondříček: Barcarole, Op. 10 Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 18 Příhoda: Romance élégiaque Sevcík: Czech Dance No. 7, Op. 10a Šporcl: Bohemian Nostalgia
On this CD Pavel Šporcl introduces himself with compositions of the authors who were the most significant Czech violin virtuosi of the period between Paganini and Oistrach. These outstanding representatives of the Czech violin art collected the highest honours in the nineteenth and at the beginning of the twentieth centuries in music capitals of the world (New York, London, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Prague, Kharkov or Kiev) and they also laid the pedagogical foundations their successors have been benefiting from. Ferdinand Laub, Jan Kubelík or Váša Příhoda were proclaimed the best virtuosi of their time, Otakar Ševčík worked as a sought-after pedagogue in Vienna, Russia or America. One of the offshoots of the Czech violin school has led from Ševčík via his student Jaroslav Kocian and Václav Snítil to the protagonist of this recording who belongs among the most popular classical music artists in his country. With this recording Pavel Šporcl decided to commemorate the greatest representatives of the famous Czech violin school.