Meeting Of Piano Virtuosos
Format: COMPACT DISC
As you can read from the title “A meeting of piano virtuosos” – this album is a selection of compositions by the greatest composers of all times. The first one is Chaconne in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. After a big rise in the interest in Bach’s music in the 19th century was originally violin Chaconne arranged for the modern piano by Italian composer and piano virtuoso Ferruccio Busoni. The next composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K.V. 576, written in 1789, also known as “The Hunting” or “The Trumpet Sonata”. The third composition is Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47 by Fryderyk Chopin, written in 1841 in Paris. Next composition is well-known Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor by another piano virtuosos Ferenc Liszt. And last but not least composition is Fantasia on Czech Folksongs by the Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, whose credo written in his diary was: “With God’s help and grace I will one day be a Liszt in technique and Mozart in composition.” Pianist Ladislava Vondrácková studied in the final class of Prof. Valentina Kameníková. She took part in many competitions, always winning prizes and special awards. While attending the Prague Conservatoire she already began to take part in chambre music and work with singers. Later she was auditioned at the Conservatoire for a repetiteur position which she held for 7 years. In 1997 she graduated from the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, where she now teaches.