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Ivana Gavric - From The Street

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2011

Originally recorded in 2011


Ivana Gavric



Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex

22-24 Apr & 30 May 2011


Jeremy Bines


Will Brown

Record Label
Champs Hill



Total Time - 78:55
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Sonata 1.X.1905 (Z Ulice - From The Street)

1 I Pƒedtucha - Presentiment 6:20
2 II Smrt - Death 7:59

Po Zarostlém Chodnicku - On An Overgrown Path

3 I Naše vecery - Our evenings 3:34
4 II Listek odvanutý - A blown-away leaf 3:16
5 III Pojd'te námi! - Come with us! 1:02
6 IV Frýdecká Panna Maria - The Frydek Madonna 3:57
7 V Stebetaly jak lastovicky - They chattered like swallows 2:33
8 VI Nelze domluvit! - Words fail! 2:01
9 VII Dobrou noc! - Good night! 2:52
10 VIII Tak neskonale úzko - Unutterable anguish 3:50
11 IX V pláci - In tears 3:05
12 X Sýcek neodletel! - The owl has not flown away! 4:01



Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales

13 I Modéré - très franc 1:22
14 II Assez lent 2:29
15 III Modéré 1:22
16 IV Assez animé 1:09
17 V Presque lent 1:15
18 VI Vif 0:36
19 VII Moins vif 2:57
20 VIII Épilogue: lent 4:37



Sonata No.2 in D minor Op.14

21 I Allegro, ma non troppo 6:23
22 II Scherzo: Allegro marcato 1:53
23 III Andante 5:29
24 IV Vivace 4:53

Ivana Gavric made her debut on Champs Hill Records in 2010, when her playing described as ’altogether of an extraordinary calibre" by BBC Music Magazine who also made her ’Newcomer of the Year’ in their 2011 BBC Music Magazine awards.

Her second recording brings together works written between 1905 and 1912, by composers separated by nationality; but linked together in posibility the most exciting period in modern European culture.

Completing her survey of Janácek’s major solo piano works, Ivana puts On an overgrown path and the Sonata 1. X. 1905 in the context of Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and Prokofiev’s Sonata No2.

Ivana writes "Ever since my student years, the Ballets Russes have greatly fascinated me, in particular Prokofiev’s involvement with Diaghilev and the company. His second Sonata is a real statement by a young composer who has just formulated his style, full of his  trademark soaring melodies and occasional sarcastic gestures."

At a similar time and as if in another world, Janácek was finding his unique style at his own pace. He uses Moravian folk melodies first in the opening numbers of the Path, and more confidently in the Sonata. His Prokofiev, melody was key for Janácek, although in a more fractured, febrile state.

"I have always been drawn to the brash, brass-like chords at the start of Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales" adds Ivana.

"They open the work with such a rude gesture, later melting into more sensuous and quirky takes on the waltz which end in an epilogue: a hazy recollection of ’the night before’."

"...The quality of the recorded sound is excellent and does full justice to the young pianist’s cultivated sonority. I look forward to Gavric’s third recording..."

Radu A Lelutin - Fanfare - March/April 2012

                   IRR OutStanding

"... performed throughout with scrupulously correct style and an air of improvisatory imagination that is beautifully articulated. A most impressive recital disc, outstandingly
well recorded ..."

Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - December 2011

"Ivan Gavric mader her debut last year with a much admired recital disc that included Janacek’s cycle In the Mists. Her followup begins with the same composer’s other major works for piano, and in both the Sonata and the miniatures of On an Overgrown path she shows the same careful grading of Janacek’s  textures, and perfect judgement of mood and manner that made her earlier performance so convincing ... a fine disc."

Andrew Clements - The Guardian - 23 September 2011

The interpretation of the music on this disc is much to my liking and it is combined with the best sound quality of any piano disc I own.
E Thorniley

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