Main scoring: piano
Scoring / Genre: piano solo
Publication lang.: cz./ger./eng.
rev and introduction by Radoslav Kvapil
The works for solo piano by Leos Janacek are not great in number, however, they play a significant role in his oeuvre, forming one of the pillars of piano literature of the 20th century. After the piano cycle In the Mists - which might be described as the composers intimate confession of his spiritual state - and the sonata 1. X. 1905, the Barenreiter Urtext series, is publishing what is possibly Janaceks most popular piano work, the cycle of commemorative miniatures On an Overgrown Path. The musical text, which has been revised to reflect the current state of Janacek scholarship, is based on the Complete Critical Edition of the Works of Leos Janacek. The detailed preface, specially written for this revised new edition, discusses the genesis and history of the work, as well as its sources.
On an Overgrown Path Piano