a new piece to add to your playlist of piano music

Josef Suk (1874-1935) composed a set of six piano pieces between 1891 and 1893 which have come to be seen as a "virtual lover's diary" of his courtship with Antonín Dvorák's daughter, Otilka. This is the first of the six pieces, entitled "Písen lásky" ('Love Song') and is a supreme delight to listen to. Performed here by Margaret Fingerhut, I strongly encourage seeking the rest of the five movements out...as most can be found on Youtube.

SUK : 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 7 : No. 1 - Song of Love

Margaret Fingerhut, piano

Get the recording mentioned in this post:

This recording is rather prohibitively expensive on Amazon, but you can download it from ClassicsOnline in lossless quality by clicking the picture of the album artwork at right. Also, university students should be able to access it on Naxos streaming via their institution's library.