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Feld, Kalbis, Lukas: Works / Hradil, Jans, Prague Co

Feld / Hosprova / Trio Jans
Release Date: 01/23/2007 
Label:  Arco Diva   Catalog #: 97  
Composer:  Jindrich FeldZdenek LukásViktor Kalabis
Performer:  Carlo JansKaterina EnglichovaJitka Hosprová
Conductor:  Antonin Hradil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here's an imaginative disc--extremely well played and recorded--featuring music that will be new to, well, just about everyone. Jindrich Feld's Musique concertante for flute, viola, harp, and strings has a lot going for it: imaginative use of timbre, bracing motoric rhythms, and a sort of atonal but melodic style that (perhaps because of the harp) avoids turning dry or dull. His Sonata for flute and strings is less harmonically acerbic, and is quite a worthy addition to the limited list of fine modern works for this combination. It would be very nice to hear it in concert.

Viktor Kalabis' Tristium is a bit of a slog--a 12-minute essay in gloom; but Zdenek Lukáš' Music for Harp & Strings is quite a find. More
Read more avowedly tonal than any of the other pieces, it's nonetheless never sappy nor hackneyed, and is often quite beautiful. As already suggested, the performances are really good: Katerina Englichová plays a mean harp, while Carlo Jans' flute has a sweet timbre without too much breathiness. The Prague Chamber Orchestra does its usual fine job under Antonin Hradil's capable direction. Definitely worth considering.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Musique concertante for flute, viola, harp, & strings by Jindrich Feld
Performer:  Carlo Jans (Flute), Katerina Englichova (Harp)
Conductor:  Antonin Hradil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
2.
Sonata for Flute and String Orchestra by Jindrich Feld
Performer:  Carlo Jans (Flute)
Conductor:  Antonin Hradil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
3.
Music for Harp and Strings by Zdenek Lukás
Performer:  Katerina Englichova (Harp)
Conductor:  Antonin Hradil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
4.
Tristium, Op. 56 by Viktor Kalabis
Performer:  Jitka Hosprová (Viola)
Conductor:  Antonin Hradil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Czech Republic 

Sound Samples

Musique Concertante: I. Allegro deciso
Musique Concertante: II. Tranquillo ma con moto
Musique Concertante: III. Allegro giocoso
Koncertantni Hudba (Concert Music): I. 2/4
Koncertantni Hudba (Concert Music): II. 3/4
Koncertantni Hudba (Concert Music): III. 2/4
Tristium, Op. 56
Flute Sonata: I. Allegro giocoso
Flute Sonata: II. Grave
Flute Sonata: III. Allegro vivace

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