VÍTEZSLAV NOVÁK (1870-1949): Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Bagatelles, Op. 5, Sonatina, op. 54/1 "Spring", Youth, Op. 55, Serenades, Op. 9.
Catalogue Number: 11K068
Reference: CDE 84555
Description: The bulk of this disc is the Youth cycle of 21 short pieces intended for beginning piano students. The atmosphere is somewhere between Kinderszenen and Album für die Jugend and everything depends on the pianist's sensitivity to contrasts of mood, texture and tonality. The remaining works are equally rooted in Germanic Romanticism with a touch of Bohemian and Slavic color here and there. Niel Immelman (piano).