Music by Suk, Janácek, Smetana and Novák
Antonin Kubalek, Piano
All four composers whose music appears on this disc are gazing into the past in these particular works. This prevailing mood of nostalgia was was not an intentional choice on my part, as appropriate as it may seem to the occasion. Only Smetana's Memories of Bohemia was selected soecifically to assist me in my little anniversary reminiscence. The rest of the pieces on the program were chosen because of their particular relationship to certain milestones in my performing career. Novák's Memories Op. 6 was part of my very first public recital in Prague forty years ago. Janácek's In the Mists was part of the recital program which I used to introduce myself to the North American public in 1969. My reasons, however, for choosing Suk's About Mother are of an entirely different nature. ...........
Antonin and Patricia Kubalek - 1993
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