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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass, Taras Bulba / Kubelik, Lear

Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 429182   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Evelyn LearHilde Rössl-MajdanFranz CrassErnst Haefliger
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra may not be the Czech Philharmonic, but it plays its collective heart out for Kubelik, who understands as well as anyone the authentic Janácek style. Those abrupt endings cut off with idiomatic suddenness, and there's no effort to smooth out the sometimes rough textures or create continuity where the composer intended none. The orchestra's bright trumpets ring out brilliantly both in the opening of the Mass and in the first-movement battle scene in Taras Bulba--and certain orchestral details such as the latter work's organ part, or the evocative harp writing in the second movement, never have been realized more successfully.

A uniformly robust and healthy quartet of vocal soloists,
Read more an important and very rare asset on disc, is not the least of the Mass's attractions. No one plays moments like the end of the Credo with such grandeur or total lack of pretension. The sonics are typical of DG of the period: a bit tinny, but otherwise clean and clear. These performances have been available in many different couplings over the years, and this Arkivmusic.com "on demand" production should keep them so for a good long time.

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

Taras Bulba by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1918; Brno, Czech Republic 
Glagolitic Mass by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Evelyn Lear (Soprano), Hilde Rössl-Majdan (Mezzo Soprano), Franz Crass (Bass),
Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
Language: Slavonic 

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