The Dvorak Album Jan Vogler

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Label: Sony Classical/Sony Music

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Jan Vogler

Composer: Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

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  • Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904): Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, B. 104:
  • 1Dvorák: Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, B. 104: IV. Songs my mother taught me (Arr. for Cello and Piano by Jan Vogler)02:16
  • Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, B.162:
  • 2Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, B.162: I. Allegro con fuoco08:09
  • 3Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, B.162: II. Lento08:11
  • 4Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, B.162: III. Allegro moderato, grazioso07:11
  • 5Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, B.162: IV. Finale. Allegro ma non troppo09:17
  • Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74, B. 148:
  • 6Dvorák: Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74, B. 148: III. Scherzo. Vivace - Trio. Poco meno mosso04:11
  • Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky":
  • 7Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky": I. Lento maestoso04:03
  • 8Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky": II. Poco adagio06:21
  • 9Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky": III. Andante05:32
  • 10Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky": IV. Andante moderato04:55
  • 11Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky": V. Allegro03:50
  • 12Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B.166, "Dumky": VI. Lento maestoso04:33
  • Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187:
  • 13Dvorák: Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187: VII. Poco lento e grazioso03:13
  • Total Runtime01:11:42

Info for The Dvorak Album

Jan Vogler and five excellent young musicians have selected and recorded a unique programme of Antonin Dvořák's chamber music works especially for "The Dvořák Album". Not far from Dvořák's Czech homeland, the internationally renowned Moritzburg Festival takes place every year, on the occasion of which the international musicians have come together under the artistic direction of Jan Vogler. In addition to Vogler himself, the American violinists Chad Hoopes and Kevin Zhu, violist Matthew Lipman as well as pianist Tiffany Poon and Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen can be heard on this album. "Antonín Dvořák has left us a wealth of Romantic chamber music: unique pieces, loved and interpreted around the world, that are absolutely unparalleled," Vogler says of the recording. The album begins with the song "Als die alte Mutter", arranged for cello and piano, which delves deeply into Dvořák's very own musical language. The subsequent Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, op. 87, is a musical salon piece and is entirely in the tradition of Schumann and Brahms. The "Scherzo" from the Terzetto op. 74, written for two violins and a viola, transports the listeners to the Bohemian countryside. The landscape and people of this region are also masterfully described in the varied "Dumky" Piano Trio. For Jan Vogler, this piano trio is "a wild, passionate piece that leaves the listener with a veritable flood of emotions." This Dvořák album concludes with the famous seventh piano "Humoresque", which once again emphasises the special charm of Dvořák's music.

Jan Vogler, cello
Chad Hoopes, violin
Kevin Zhu, violin
Matthew Lipman, viola
Juho Pohjonen, piano
Tiffany Poon, piano

Jan Vogler
distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world. His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers. He regularly premieres new works, most recently compositions by celebrated composers Tigran Mansurian (with WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Semyon Bychkov), John Harbison (with Mira Wang, the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Udo Zimmermann (Bavarian Radio Orchestra) and Wolfgang Rim (Duo Concerto with Mira Wang). A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan records exclusively for SONY Classical. His newest release is Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Serenade melancholique and Meditation with the HR-Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Other recent CD’s include Concerti a Venezia with La Folia Baroque Orchestra, the Schumann album “Dichterliebe” with Hélène Grimaud, and his critically acclaimed and award-winning recording of Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (2012).

Highlights of the 2015-2016 season include the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto with Mira Wang and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, concert appearances with the Boston Symphony conducted by Andris Nelsons, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra led by Alain Altinoglu, the Dresden Philharmonic with Juanjo Mena, the Singapore Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra led by Kristjan Järvi, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg with Ivor Bolton and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, also with Ivor Bolton. As well Jan undertakes a German recital tour in January 2016 with pianist and frequent collaborator Martin Stadtfeld. Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since October 2008. In 2006, he received the European Award for Culture and in 2011 the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2014 award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year (cello)”.

Jan Vogler plays the Stradivari 'Ex Castelbarco/Fau' 1707 cello and shares his time between New York City, where he lives with his wife and two daughters, and Dresden, Germany.

Booklet for The Dvorak Album

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