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Judged to Perfection

Schubert and Vorísek
piano music -
recommended by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... a truly magical disc ...'

Piano Music of Schubert and Voříšek - Dirk Joeres. © 2015 Heritage Records

I first heard of the Bohemian composer Jan Václav Voříšek (1791-1825) when I was a university student, and became acquainted with his only symphony, in D (written four years before his untimely death). He was a friend of both Beethoven and Schubert, and basically invented the Impromptu. I didn't hear any more of his music until this disc, so it was a CD I was really anticipating.

I wasn't previously aware of pianist Dirk Joeres, and listening to this disc made me want to hear more of this remarkable keyboard poet who really seems to get inside the structure of the music, both harmonically and melodically...

Copyright © 10 August 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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PIANO MUSIC OF SCHUBERT AND VOŘÍŠEK - DIRK JOERES

FRANZ SCHUBERT

JAN VACLAV VORISEK

PIANO MUSIC

GERMANY

AUSTRIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

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