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Dvorák: Requiem / Benackova, Neumann

Dvorak / Benackova / Kirilova / Protschka
Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102063  
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Josef ProtschkaIda KirilovaGabriela BenackováLudek Vele
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Antonín Dvo?ák
REQUIEM, Op. 89

Gabriela Be?a?ková (soprano), Ida Kirilová (alto), Josef Protschka (tenor), Lud?k Vele (bass)
The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
The Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Václav Neumann, conductor
Recording live at the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, 1988

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (all)
Subtitle Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Menu Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 97 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

* Arthaus Musik presents a historical recording and an outstanding performance of this choral
Read more masterpiece conducted by Václav Neumann - for the first time on DVD.
* Dvo?ák had a close affinity with church music from his earliest days. At the age of 16 he transferred to the ’Prague Organ School’, where he received a thorough grounding in church music. His first job as organist at St. Adalbert’s Church in Prague provided the young composer and his wife with much-needed financial security. During this period, most of his output consisted of church music, and as a practising Catholic he was keen to revive the moribund Bohemian tradition in this field.
* However, as it turned out, his major religious works in addition to the Requiem - the 149th Psalm, Te Deum and Stabat Mater - were not written for church performance but rather for the concert hall. With his Requiem, there is no doubt that Dvo?ák created the sort of major choral work that his English friends had been hoping for.
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Works on This Recording

1. Requiem Mass, Op. 89/B 165 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Josef Protschka (Tenor), Ida Kirilova (Mezzo Soprano), Gabriela Benacková (Soprano),
Ludek Vele (Bass)
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague 

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