Dvořák/Suk: Song transcriptions
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Dvořák: ‘Songs My Great-Grandfather Taught Me’

Transcriptions by Josef Suk of 30 Dvořák songs

Catalogue Number: TOCC0100
EAN: 5060113441003
Release Date: 8 February 2010
Duration: 60:02

Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
In Folk Tone, Op. 73
Love Songs, Op. 83
Four Songs, Op. 82
Lullaby, B194
Biblical Songs, Op. 99
Moravian Duets, Op. 32

Josef Suk, violin, viola
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Antonín Dvořák has long been known as one of music’s supreme melodists, but his songs have not made quite the headway of his best-known works. Now 30 of them are given a new lease of life in transcriptions for violin and viola and piano by his great-grandson, Josef Suk – the viola pieces performed here on Dvořák’s own instrument, restored especially for this recording. With Josef Suk joined here by Vladimir Ashkenazy, this disc offers two of the world’s greatest musicians playing – together for the first time – some of its most beautiful music, in versions never heard before.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
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1-7 Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 (1880)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
12:12
1 No. 1, ‘My song of love rings through the dusk’ 2:58 play
2 No. 2, ‘Hey! Ring out my triangle’ 0:55 play
3 No. 3, ‘All around the woods are still’ 2:23 play
4 No. 4, ‘Songs my mother taught me’ 2:09 play
5 No. 5, ‘Come and join the dancing’ 0:59 play
6 No. 6, ‘Wide the sleeves and loose the trousers’ 1:10 play
7 No. 7, ‘Give a hawk a fine cage’ 1:38 play
8-9 In Folk Tone, Op. 73 (1886)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
5:01
8 No. 1, ‘Goodnight’ 2:23 play
9 No. 3, ‘Oh nothing, nothing can change for me’ 2:38 play
10-17 Love Songs, Op. 83 (pub. 1880s)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
12:55
10 No. 1, ‘Never will love lead us to that glad goal’ 1:49 play
11 No. 2, ‘Death reigns in many a human heart’ 1:55 play
12 No. 3, ‘I often wander past that house’ 1:04 play
13 No. 4, ‘I know that on my love to you’ 1:56 play
14 No. 5, ‘Nature lies peaceful in sleep and dreaming’ 1:24 play
15 No. 6, ‘Lonely in the forest I stand’ 1:47 play
16 No. 7, ‘When your sweet glances fall on me’ 1:37 play
17 No. 8, ‘Oh, my only dear one, but for you’ 1:23 play
18 Four Songs, Op. 82 (pub. 1888)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
2:27
18 No. 1, ‘Leave Me Alone’ 2:27 play
19 Lullaby, B194 (1895)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
1:43 play
20-29 Biblical Songs, Op. 99 (1894)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, viola
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
22:50
20 No. 1, ‘Clouds and darkness are round about him’ (Psalm 97) 1:57 play
21 No. 2, ‘Thou art my hiding place and my shield’ (Psalm 119) 1:43 play
22 No. 3, ‘Give ear to my prayer, O God’ (Psalm 55) 2:41 play
23 No. 4, ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ (Psalm 23) 2:26 play
24 No. 5, ‘I will sing a new song unto thee, O God’ (Psalm 144) 2:32 play
25 No. 6, ‘Hear my cry, O God’ (Psalm 61) 2:50 play
26 No. 7, ‘By the waters of Babylon’ (Psalm 137) 2:29 play
27 No. 8, ‘Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me’ (Psalm 25) 2:30 play
28 No. 9, ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills’ (Psalm 121) 1:52 play
29 No. 10, ‘O sing unto the Lord a new song’ (Psalm 96) 1:50 play
30 Moravian Duets, Op. 32 (1876)

Antonín Dvořák, composer
Josef Suk, arranger, viola, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

(first recording)
2:54
30 No. 11, ‘Captured’ 2:54 play

Artists

Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák, composer

Josef Suk III, great-grandson of Antonín Dvořák

Josef Suk, arranger, violin, viola

Vladimir Ashkenazy, 2007

Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
[credit: Petr Novák, Wikipedia]

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