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Dreams / Dagmar Peckova, Jiri Belohlavek, Prague Philharmonia


Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4171  
Composer:  Richard WagnerGustav MahlerJohannes BrahmsLuciano Berio
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague PhilharmoniaPrague Philharmonic Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dagmar Pecková – a world-renowned singer whose professional career could perhaps be best summed up by the sheer number of leading orchestras (Wiener Philharmoniker, Tonhalle Zürich, LPO, LSO, BBC Symphony, NHK Symphony, Cleveland and Pittsburgh SO, etc.) and conductors (Belohlávek, Herreweghe, Järvi, Mackerras, Sawallisch, etc) she has worked with or by listing her appearances at the most prestigious festivals, concert halls and opera houses. A mezzo-soprano possessing a distinct voice and great charisma, a bold personality who owing to, among other things, her openness has also succeeded in addressing “non-classical” audiences, even though she herself remains faithful to classical music. Pecková has Read more confessed: Mahler and Wagner; two composers who have influenced my entire career. They were discovered for me by Jirí Belohlávek. I can return to these songs – dreams at any time, and they will never cease to surprise me with their unutterable perfection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
2.
Rückert Lieder (5) by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 4, Nicht wiedersehen! by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
4.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 2, Ablösung im Sommer by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
5.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 3: no 1, Zu Strassburg by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
6.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 2: no 1, Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; Budapest, Hungary 
7.
Lieder und Gesänge, vol 1: no 2, Erinnerung by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Austria 
8.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1896; Germany 
9.
Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1904; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 9, Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
11.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 7, Rheinlegendchen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
12.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 5, Das irdische Leben by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1893; Hamburg, Germany 
13.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 4, Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
14.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 12, Urlicht by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
15.
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia,  Prague Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
16.
Folk Songs for Mezzo Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Cello, Harp and Percussion by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964/1973 

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