I've not played much Janacek--only the Andante from "In the Mist" (which I didn't record). I don't know if the Moravian style was a bit too exotic for me or what, but I just couldn't seem to sense a musical affinity with Janacek. That aside, the idea for "On an Overgrown Path" was probably inspired by Schumann's "Scenes from Childhood". There is certainly much variety in these pieces given their situational or incidental origins and characterizations. The ones I liked best were "Good Night", "Andante", and "Piu Mosso", although I believe that you played all of the pieces quite well. I expected that "In tears" would be in minor mode, but for the most part it is in major, part B being the exception in minor. One thing I noticed was that Janacek was very clever in changing modalities as well as tonal centers. Faure was the master, but nonetheless Janacek knew how to use the devices to good effect. Thanks for your hard work in assembling this replacement complete set. It's a wonderful contribution.
I would hope so
Thanks for the thumbs up !
The Gaveau might not be best suited for this music; however, that's a more general issue. I'm not sure that any piano can always best represent all composers. For example, I've often thought that in an ideal world I would have a music room with a Baldwin SF10 on which I would play Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Scriabin, etc., but also a Steinway B reserved for Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, etc. But only the wealthy can have such a luxury.
Maybe not ! The way to go would be a very good digital with a PianoTeq library or something akin, so that you could sounds like a Fazioli one day, and like a Pleyel the next. The possibilities seem endless. I'm not sure it is where I want to go though.