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Mucha: Macbeth & Other Orchestral Works / Weiser, Hradec Kralove Philharmonic


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Arco Diva   Catalog #: 192  
Composer:  Geraldine Thomsen Mucha
Performer:  Ivana TroupováPatricia Goodson
Conductor:  Andreas Weiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Scottish music composer Geraldine Mucha (1917-2012) is the daughter-in-law of a prominent Czech artist Alfons Mucha, one of the greatest figures in the European Art Nouveau movement. Her life was spent as the wife of writer Jiri Mucha in Prague, where she met a number of prominent Czech and world artists. Unfortunately, her work is not very well known throughout the world. This production brings completely new and unique recordings of both her orchestral and chamber compositions. Some of her finest work is included on this album, such as the Macbeth Suite, Songs of John Webster, and her Piano Concerto, performed by the eminent Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra. Scottish music composer Geraldine Mucha (1917-2012) is the daughter-in-law of a prominent Czech artist Alfons Mucha, one of the greatest figures in the European Art Nouveau movement. Her life was spent as the wife of writer Jiri Mucha in Prague, where she met a number of prominent Czech and world artists. Unfortunately, her work is not very well known throughout the world. This production brings completely new and unique recordings of both her orchestral and chamber compositions. Some of her finest work is included on this album, such as the Macbeth Suite, Songs of John Webster, and her Piano Concerto, performed by the eminent Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Tempest by Geraldine Thomsen Mucha
Conductor:  Andreas Weiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 
2.
Macbeth Suite by Geraldine Thomsen Mucha
Conductor:  Andreas Weiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 
3.
Songs of John Webster by Geraldine Thomsen Mucha
Performer:  Ivana Troupová (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andreas Weiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 
4.
Concerto for Piano by Geraldine Thomsen Mucha
Performer:  Patricia Goodson (Piano)
Conductor:  Andreas Weiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 
5.
Variations (16) on an Old Scottish Song by Geraldine Thomsen Mucha
Performer:  Patricia Goodson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 

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