Quintone Records QN 2003
Janácek: In the Mists, Sonata, On an Overgrown Path – Helena Basilova
Leoš Janácek composed numerous works for piano throughout his career, but they are mostly minor – dances, folksong arrangements, album leaves, occasional pieces. The three shining exceptions, brought together on this CD and all composed in the period 1900 – 12, constitute his chief claim to significance and originality as a composer for the keyboard. Recently praised by The New York Times for her Shostakovich interpretations, Helena Basilova is a promising young Moscow-born artist, now working and living in Amsterdam. For her Janácek performances she has received many outstanding reviews.