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Janaček: The Cunning Little Vixen & Sinfonietta / Rattle, LSO

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
Release Date: 09/04/2020 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 850  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Anna LapkovskajaPeter HoareSophia BurgosLucy Crowe,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Melodious and charming, The Cunning Little Vixen is a work rooted in Czech history and folk music; a sentimental journey through the cycles of life. For Sir Simon Rattle, it’s a deeply personal and emotional work. "It’s the piece that made me want to become an opera conductor... and still one of the pieces that reduces me to tears more easily than any other," says the LSO's Music Director. Towering fanfares open Janá?ek’s Sinfonietta, an ode to the composer’s hometown of Brno in the now Czech Republic. It’s a portrait composed for a national celebration of Slavic culture, with Janá?ek’s love of musical tradition evident in dancing strings and celebratory
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Anna Lapkovskaja (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Hoare (Tenor), Sophia Burgos (Soprano),
Lucy Crowe (Soprano), Gerald Finley (Baritone), Jan Martinik (Bass),
Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
2.
Sinfonietta by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 

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