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Wolfgang Sawallisch In Prague [5-CD Set]


Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4140   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAntonín DvorákLudwig van BeethovenBohuslav Martinu,   ... 
Performer:  Josef Suk
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This compilation presents a selection of the recordings that were the fruit of the cooperation between the conductor and the orchestra. Sawallisch's programs in Prague repeatedly included pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as major works by Czech composers (Smetana, Janacek, Martinu, Kalabis, Eben, etc.). Sawallisch's relationship to Czech music is probably best described by the following quotation from a contemporary review: 'He apprehends and interprets music by Czech composers as though he himself had been brought up in their language.' The precious Czech Radio live recordings are released by Supraphon for the very first time to mark the 90th anniversary of the late conductor's birth. This compilation presents a selection of the recordings that were the fruit of the cooperation between the conductor and the orchestra. Sawallisch's programs in Prague repeatedly included pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as major works by Czech composers (Smetana, Janacek, Martinu, Kalabis, Eben, etc.). Sawallisch's relationship to Czech music is probably best described by the following quotation from a contemporary review: 'He apprehends and interprets music by Czech composers as though he himself had been brought up in their language.' The precious Czech Radio live recordings are released by Supraphon for the very first time to mark the 90th anniversary of the late conductor's birth. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
3.
In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; USA 
4.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
5.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 4 by Bohuslav Martinu
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
8.
Field Mass by Bohuslav Martinu
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
9.
Prague Nocturne by Petr Eben
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
10.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
11.
Glagolitic Mass by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 

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