Many thanks to Tovarnik for these little known virtuosi
Often I wonder, what it is that defines the magistry of an artist in the eyes of the music lovers. And the answer is often, that you need the right portion of luck, the well known “ambiente” as there are the label name, the country where you come from, the right person that you meet at the right moment…maybe something more. No doubt about it, what can NOT be: the artistry offered here by Ivan Zenaty and Ivan Klansky. Thea are worth more than only a listen.
Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Ivan Zenaty, Ivan Klansky
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.12 GB
Ivan Klánský (born 1948) is a Czech pianist. He studied at that Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with František Rauch (1968-1973) and at the Prague Conservatory with Valentina Kameníková (1963-1968).
He is laureate of some of the most prestigious international competitions (Bolzano 1967, Naples 1968, Bach Competition Leipzig 1968, Warsaw 1970, Barcelona 1970, Fort Worth, Texas 1973, Santander 1976). He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician internationally since. In addition, he has recorded for Naxos Records, Supraphon and Praga Digitals (Harmonia Mundi) and Editio Onta.
Klánský held a professorship at the Musikhochschule Luzern (1991-2011) and is professor and head of the keyboard instrument department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he is also sub-dean. Ivan Klánský was chairman of the Czech Chopin Society from 1995-1998 and is honorary president of the Chopin Festival in Marienbad as well as chairman of the Frederyk Chopin International Piano Competition.
In 1986 he founded with Čeněk Pavlík and Marek Jerie the Guarneri Trio Prague – a trio that to this day still performs in his original line-up.
Ivan Zenaty is appearing repeatedly as a guest artist with famed ensembles internationally as BBC Symphony Orchestra of London, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Berliner Sympphoniker, Orchestra Nacional de Madrid as well as with all of the orchestras in his home land, in prior with the Czech Philharmonic Orechestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. What mostly attract the attention are his solo and chamber music projects (the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo or Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas from recent seasons). Ivan Zenaty reaches abroad public without abandoning the world of classical music for even a moment. Besides the technical perfection everyone would expect, he is also appreciated for his taste and style and for his captivatingly beautiful tone.
The violinist began his professional career with his participation in the finale of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, followed by his debut with the Czech Philharmonic and Libor Pesek and his first price at the Prague Spring Competition. He earned the title of laureate at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Young Performers (1989). in 1990 Mr. Zenaty made his debut in London, in 1991 at the Berliner Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in 1994 in Tokyo and in 1996 in New York and Buenos Aires. He has collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin, Yo-Yo Ma, Serge Baudo, Valery Gergiev, Andrey Boreyko, Neville Marriner and many others.
The musicianship of Ivan Zenaty has been influenced the most by his personal encounters with Nathan Milstein, Ruggiero Ricci and Andre Gertler, and a major change to his musical thinking was initiated by Prof. Bezrodny at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. What he valuate at most, however, have been his private lessons with Josef Suk and many subsequent years of their collaboration, climaxing with performances at the Würzburger Mozart-Festspiele and the Prague Spring Festival and with a recording of the complete works of W. A. Mozart.
Ivan Zenaty’s recordings have always aroused the enthusiastic acclaim of listeners and music critics. Throughout the period of is artistic activity, there has been an apparent concentration on the complete works of such great composers as Telemann, Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schulhoff, Dvorak and Grieg recorded for Dorian Recordings in New York. His new complete Dvorak recording (www.audite.de) has attracted extraordinary attention, as well as has his recording of both violin concertos by J. B. Foerster with the BBC SO London and its music director Jiri Belohlavek (www.supraphon.cz).
Thanks to the Harmony Foundation of New York, Ivan Zenaty plays on a rare Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu violin made in 1740.
Except the master classes in Germany, Spain, USA and Canada Ivan Zenaty taught at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden. In 2012, Ivan Zenaty was appointed to the strings faculty at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music.
Analyzed folder: /96k Schumann – Sonatas For Piano And Violin Op. 121 and 105 – Zenaty, Klansky
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -0.45 dB -20.14 dB A1 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 2 D-Minor Op. 121 – 1. Ziemlich Langsam – Lebhaft.aif
DR14 -0.81 dB -19.81 dB A2 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 2 D-Minor Op. 121 – 2. Sehr Lebhaft.aif
DR18 -2.33 dB -26.30 dB A3 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 2 D-Minor Op. 121 – 3. Leise, Einfach.aif
DR15 -1.37 dB -20.66 dB A4 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 2 D-Minor Op. 121 – 4. Bewegt.aif
DR13 -0.97 dB -17.97 dB B1 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 1 A-Minor Op. 105 – 1. Mit Leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck.aif
DR16 -2.81 dB -24.84 dB B2 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 1 A-Minor Op. 105 – 2. Allegretto.aif
DR14 -2.48 dB -21.15 dB B3 Sonata For Violin And Piano No. 1 A-Minor Op. 105 – 3. Lebhaft.aif
DR14 -3.28 dB -23.59 dB B4 3 Romances For Violin And Piano Op. 94 – 1. Nicht Schnell.aif
DR13 -1.29 dB -21.36 dB B5 3Romances For Violin And Piano Op. 94 – 2. Einfach, Innig.aif
DR14 -6.41 dB -24.24 dB B6 3 Romances For Violin And Piano Op. 94 – 3. Nicht Schnell.aif
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR15
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