Following on from the “Polkas” (BA 9506) and the “Czech Dances” for Piano (BA 9507) a further edition of piano works by Bedrich Smetana appeared. This edition contains virtuosic compositions which reveal Smetana’s compositional mastery and his demanding technique in the style of Franz Liszt and other leading Romantics.
The edition contains the “Allegro capriccioso” dedicated to Alexander Dreyschock , the Concert Etude in C major, the Etude “On the Seashore” (one of Smetana’s most frequently played pieces), the “Fantasia on Czech Folksongs” and finally the early Etude in A minor.
The musical text of the volume is based on the Complete Edition of the “Piano Works by Bedrich Smetana” and contains fingerings by the pianist and Smetana interpreter Jan Novotny.
- Urtext from the Complete Edition of the “Piano Works by Bedrich Smetana”
- Tried and tested fingerings by the editor
- Detailed foreword ( Cz /Eng/Ger) by Jarmila Gabrielova