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Cantus - Song of a Czech: Dvorak and Janacek for Men's Voices

Cantus
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Cantus Recordings   Catalog #: 5638192667   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákLeos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The newest recording from Cantus, Song of a Czech, focuses on the works of Antonín Dvorák and Leoš Janácek, who were two of the giants of Czech musical history, as well as great personal friends. Both wrote music for male chorus, taking similar inspiration from folksongs of their native lands of Bohemia and Moravia, and from all over Eastern Europe. Janácek dedicated his “Four Male Partsongs” to Dvorák, who dubbed them “a gift with great promise, and in these times a truly special one.”

These lifelong musical conversations between two of the most beloved Czech composers undoubtedly played an integral role in shaping the national choral sound, and even the development of European choral
Read more music in the 20th century. With this new recording of repertoire by these “Bohemian brothers,” Cantus explores literature rarely heard outside of Eastern Europe, lending their trademark warmth, blend and exemplary musicianship to these fascinating and rarely recorded treasures of the choral canon.
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Song of a Czech, B 73 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877; Bohemia 
2.
From a Bouquet of Slavonic Folksongs (3), Op. 43/B 76 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 
3.
Choral Songs (3), B 66 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Bohemia 
4.
Veni Sancte Spiritus by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910 
5.
True love by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1876; Brno, Czech Republic 
6.
Male Choruses (3): no 2, The Little Dove by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Bohemia 
7.
Male Choruses (3): no 1, Parting by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Bohemia 
8.
Ave Maria by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; Brno, Czech Republic 
9.
Male Choruses (4) by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1885; Brno, Czech Republic 
10.
Partsongs (5), Op. 27 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
11.
Male Choruses (3): no 3, The Jealous Man by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Bohemia 

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