Suk's piano works are not yet sufficiently recognized for what they are. When I first heard this wonderful piece "About Friendship" (also known as just " Friendship"), composed in 1920, it was instant love. I just had to play it and it took first priority over everything else I was practicing. One of the most beautiful piano pieces I know, with full-blooded and tender writing, it seems to me to do full justice to its title, telling the story of a long and deep friendship, some quarreling along the way, and a most affecting reconciliation. I hope some of you out there will get to love this piece, and Suk's music in general) as much as I do.
|About Friendship, Op.36||4:18||Breemer, C.|