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Some legends remain concealed... The name Martin Bally may be new to many, yet it is definitely worth remembering. Proof in this respect is given by the renowned pianists Jan Bartos and Miroslav Sekera, his pupils, whose extraordinary art bears witness to Bally's outstanding qualities as a teacher. Yet the main testimony is Bally's own recordings, hitherto untouched and patiently waiting in the radio archives. His repertoire as a solo pianist centres on 20th-century Czech music: unrivalled interpretations of Janácek and Martinu works, mesmerising renditions of Kabelác pieces. In his straightforward expressiveness, Bally is not afraid to venture to the very limit of his instrument's potential, but his tone remains radiant and colourful. Besides solo piano (his teachers included Josef Pálenícek), Bally devoted to chamber music (studying with the no less famous Josef Vlach). As a member of Ars Trio, his partners were children of the mentioned teachers, the violinist Dana Vlachová (today a member of the Czech Trio) and the cellist Jan Pálenícek (now a member of the Smetana Trio). Their recordings feature gems of Czech trio music (Dvorák, Novák, Martinu) and two remarkable global repertoire creations (Shostakovich, Mozart). The majority of the recordings, dating from between 1980 and 1992, are from the Czech Radio archives and are now being released for the very first time. Legends are well worth waiting for. Martin Bally and Ars Trio. Musicians and recordings richly deserving of rediscovery.
Some legends remain concealed... The name Martin Bally may be new to many, yet it is definitely worth remembering. Proof in this respect is given by the renowned pianists Jan Bartos and Miroslav Sekera, his pupils, whose extraordinary art bears witness to Bally's outstanding qualities as a teacher. Yet the main testimony is Bally's own recordings, hitherto untouched and patiently waiting in the radio archives. His repertoire as a solo pianist centres on 20th-century Czech music: unrivalled interpretations of Janácek and Martinu works, mesmerising renditions of Kabelác pieces. In his straightforward expressiveness, Bally is not afraid to venture to the very limit of his instrument's potential, but his tone remains radiant and colourful. Besides solo piano (his teachers included Josef Pálenícek), Bally devoted to chamber music (studying with the no less famous Josef Vlach). As a member of Ars Trio, his partners were children of the mentioned teachers, the violinist Dana Vlachová (today a member of the Czech Trio) and the cellist Jan Pálenícek (now a member of the Smetana Trio). Their recordings feature gems of Czech trio music (Dvorák, Novák, Martinu) and two remarkable global repertoire creations (Shostakovich, Mozart). The majority of the recordings, dating from between 1980 and 1992, are from the Czech Radio archives and are now being released for the very first time. Legends are well worth waiting for. Martin Bally and Ars Trio. Musicians and recordings richly deserving of rediscovery.
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Format: CD
Label: SUPRAPHON
Rel. Date: 06/09/2023
UPC: 099925432522

Dvorak Novak Mozart Martinu Shostakovich Janacek
Artist: Dvorak / Janacek / Kabelac / Bally
Format: CD
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Some legends remain concealed... The name Martin Bally may be new to many, yet it is definitely worth remembering. Proof in this respect is given by the renowned pianists Jan Bartos and Miroslav Sekera, his pupils, whose extraordinary art bears witness to Bally's outstanding qualities as a teacher. Yet the main testimony is Bally's own recordings, hitherto untouched and patiently waiting in the radio archives. His repertoire as a solo pianist centres on 20th-century Czech music: unrivalled interpretations of Janácek and Martinu works, mesmerising renditions of Kabelác pieces. In his straightforward expressiveness, Bally is not afraid to venture to the very limit of his instrument's potential, but his tone remains radiant and colourful. Besides solo piano (his teachers included Josef Pálenícek), Bally devoted to chamber music (studying with the no less famous Josef Vlach). As a member of Ars Trio, his partners were children of the mentioned teachers, the violinist Dana Vlachová (today a member of the Czech Trio) and the cellist Jan Pálenícek (now a member of the Smetana Trio). Their recordings feature gems of Czech trio music (Dvorák, Novák, Martinu) and two remarkable global repertoire creations (Shostakovich, Mozart). The majority of the recordings, dating from between 1980 and 1992, are from the Czech Radio archives and are now being released for the very first time. Legends are well worth waiting for. Martin Bally and Ars Trio. Musicians and recordings richly deserving of rediscovery.

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