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Leos Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen / Neumann, Et Al


Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 3981   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Kveta BelanovaHana BöhmováHana LebedováVera Cupalová,   ... 
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen has of late been appearing ever more frequently on the stages of opera houses worldwide. Two seemingly different worlds - the animal and human - blend together in their relentless cycle and consequently the work poses a great challenge to staging teams. Janacek's specific musical phraseology brings to the story a unique emotional depth which, given a heart-felt interpretation, resonates in the audience's souls. In Supraphon's catalogue this masterwork features in two complete recordings - those by the conductors Bohumil Gregor (1970) and Vaclav Neumann (1980). The latter had previously recorded the opera back in 1957 with the soloists Hana Böhmova (Bystrouska, the vixen), Rudolf Asmus (Forester), Libuse Read more Domaninska (Goldskin, the fox) and other superlative singers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Kveta Belanova (Soprano), Hana Böhmová (Soprano), Hana Lebedová (Soprano),
Vera Cupalová (Soprano), Rudolf Asmus (Bass)
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
2. The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Kveta Belanova (Soprano), Hana Böhmová (Soprano), Hana Lebedová (Soprano),
Vera Cupalová (Soprano), Rudolf Asmus (Bass)
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 

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