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Werke für Fortepiano
Jan Ladislav Dussek

Werke für Fortepiano

Alena Hönigová

Label: Koramant Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 7629999009721
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Catalog number: KR 11001
Releasedate: 15-07-16

- music by celebrated bohemian piano virtuoso and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek played on original fortepiano Broadwood; with his inventor John Broadwood was Dussek closely connected.

- his style was described by contemporary critics with words as truly extravagant, full of luxuriant imagination, brilliant or unbelievable inventive in terms of melody and harmony.

- this CD presents also first recording of Fantaisie op. 76 – formally unique experimental composition.

This release features music by the celebrated bohemian piano virtuoso and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek. His style was described by contemporary critics with words as truly extravagant, full of luxuriant imagination, brilliant or unbelievable inventive in terms of melody and harmony.

Alena Hönigová completed harpsichord studies in the Prague Academy of Music, going on to her soloist´s diploma with Giedré Lukšaité Mrázková and Zuzana Růžičková in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 she pursued postgraduate studies at the „Schola Cantorum Basiliensis“ concentrating on the harpsichord, fortepiano, thoroughbass and improvisation. Her teachers were Andrea Marcon, Edoardo Torbianelli, Jesper Christensen, Gottfried Bach and Emmanuel le Divellec. Her special project was the collection „Song of  Solomon“ by Salamone Rossi, which she wrote a treatise on and recorded.
Together with the „La Vinciolina“ ensemble, she won first prize in the „Gotha Competition“ at the Handel Festival in Göttingen in 2001. She began working as a harpischordist and rehearsal pianist at the „Schola Cantorum Basiliensis“ in the same year. In 2002 Alena Hönigova formed the „Muscadin Baroque ensemble“, with which she has premiered several contemporary works, including the chamber opera „Racine´s Esther“ by Boris Yoffe in 2006. She was organiser of the concert series in St. Leonhard´s church in Basel 2004 – 2010. Since September 2011 is she leading the spiritual barock concerts in the dominican monastery of St. Giles in Prague. Since sommer 2012 is she realising a Music Festival in the castle Jezeří in north Bohemia (composers conected to Franz Maxmilian Lobkowicz, beginnig of 19th century).
As a soloist, accompanist and chamber musican, she frequently collaborates with many early music ensembles and soloists. As a recording artist, she appeared on numerous solo and chamber music CDs, such as „La primavera del barocco“ (Ars Musici AM1406 - 2), Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas for flute and harpsichord (together with Corina Marti)(Editions du Nopal, Fr), Salomone Rossi: The Song of Solomon –a collaboration of „Ensemble Muscadin“ and „Profeti della Quinta“ (Panclassics, CH, PC 10214), Jan Ladislav Dussek: Fortepiano works.