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FIŠER, Luboš (1935 - 1999)

COMPLETE PIANO SONATAS


  • Zuzana Šimurdová, piano

Luboš Fišer was one of the most influential and versatile Czech composers of the 20th century, with a prolific and impressive body of work for the stage, screen and concert hall. Fišer’s eight piano sonatas (of which the second is lost), were composed for the instrument described by the composer as ‘his greatest love of all’. Retaining a special place in Fišer’s oeuvre, they became an intimate diary of his constantly evolving compositional style, from his student days and the neo-classical Sonata No.1, through the experimental sonatas of the 1960s and 1970s, to the simplicity of melodic line and the immediate emotional impact of the final sonata, No. 8.

Tracklist

 
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1955) (00:15:01 )
1
I. Allegro energico (00:05:24)
2
II. Andante (00:04:20)
3
III. Presto (00:05:14)
 
Piano Sonata No. 3 (1960) (00:13:17 )
4
I. Grave - Vivace (00:07:22)
5
II. Adagio (00:05:55)
6
Piano Sonata No. 4 (1964) * (00:10:11)
7
Piano Sonata No. 5 (1974) (00:08:23)
8
Piano Sonata No. 6, "Fras" (1978) (00:06:11)
9
Piano Sonata No. 7 (1985) * (00:09:38)
10
Piano Sonata No. 8 (1995) (00:06:17)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:08:55

The Artist

Zuzana Šimurdová Zuzana Šimurdová is a Czech-Canadian pianist fascinated by classical and contemporary music. She has given solo and chamber concerts across Europe, the US, Canada, China and South Korea.