Leos Janáček

Presto for cello & piano, JW 7/6

    Description by Joseph Stevenson

    Leos Janacek composed this single movement cello piece at about the same time he was writing a more substantial work for the same pair of instruments (Pohadka or Fairy Tale, 1910). This might have been a movement originally intended for that project, which already had enough fast music. This is a terse, exciting and difficult two-minute piece. Its main motive is a memorable one that Janacek also used later in the wind sextet Mladi." The style is well on the way to Janacek's mature last phase, notable for its use of short melodies and rapid-fire musical development. It is a rapid-fire and invigorating piece.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2017 Warner Classics 0190295867249
    2014 Onyx / Onyx Classics ONYX 4120
    2014 Es-Dur ES 2045
    2012 MDG / Zebralution
    2011 Divox CDX 552572
    2011 Solo Musica SM 143
    2009 Regis Records 1312
    2009 Divox 25205
    2004 Decca 475 5232
    2001 Tudor Records 7003
    2001 EMI Music Distribution 574843-2
    1999 Koch Schwann 36723-2
    1997 Carlton Classics 00327
    1996 EMI Music Distribution 55585
    1995 Kontrapunkt 32217
    1994 BIS 663
    1993 London 440312
    GM Recordings 2063
    Adda 581136
    Adda 581136/37
    Accord 200932
    Panton Records 710370
    SNE 637