Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand Vol.2: Dedicated to Otakar Hollmann | Praga Digitals PRD250316

Masterpieces for Piano Left Hand Vol.2: Dedicated to Otakar Hollmann

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Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: PRD250316

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 20th November 2015

Contents

Artists

Ivan Klansky (piano)
Siegfried Rapp (piano)
Walter Klien (piano)
Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano)
Czech Soloists
Moscow Radio TV Orchestra

Conductors

Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Gerhardt Wiesenhutter
Tomas Koutnik

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.2 in D minor, BWV1004
» Ciaccona (arr. Brahms)

Janacek, Leos

Capriccio for piano (left hand) and chamber ensemble, 'Vzdor', JWVII/12

Martinu, Bohuslav

Concertino (Divertimento) for piano left-hand and small orchestra, H173

Strauss, Richard

Parergon zur Symphonia Domestica for piano (left hand) and orchestra, op.73

Artists

Ivan Klansky (piano)
Siegfried Rapp (piano)
Walter Klien (piano)
Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano)
Czech Soloists
Moscow Radio TV Orchestra

Conductors

Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Gerhardt Wiesenhutter
Tomas Koutnik

About

Otakar Hollmann (1894-1967) was a Czech pianist who was notable in the repertoire for left-handed pianists. Although little known now, he was considered second only to Paul Wittgenstein in the promotion of the repertoire. He commissioned works from a number of composers, most notably Janácek and Martinu.

He initially studied as a violinist, but, during World War I, a bullet went through his right palm, injuring the metacarpus. Hollmann premiered the 'Capriccio' in Prague on 2 March 1928. Other Czech composers who wrote works for him include Erwin Schulhoff, Bohuslav Foerster, Jaroslav Tomášek, Václav Kaprál, Stanko Rajcic, Jaroslav Rídký, Josef Bartovsky, Aleš Jermár, Vincenc Stastny and Jarmil Burghauser.

Contents:
- JANACEK: Capriccio [Ivan Klansky]
- MARTINU: Concertino H173 [Siegfried Rapp]
- BRAHMS: Chaconne in D min [Walter Klien]
- STRAUSS: Parergon sur Sinfonia Domestica, Piano Concerto Op.73 [Tatyana Nikolayeva]

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