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Dvorak: Symphony No 9; Janacek: Missa Glagolitica / Vaclav Neumann

Dvorak / Janscek,Leos / Czech Philharmonic Orch
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101535  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákLeos Janácek
Performer:  Sergej KopcakDrahomíra DrobkováJozef KundlákGabriela Benacková,   ... 
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth OrchestraCzech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The idiom of his Bohemian musical origins was something he was neither able nor wanted to disown. A trained violinist and viola player and a member of the Czech Philharmonic, Václav Neumann (1920–1995) always built the orchestra he conducted around its string tone – around authentic tonal sensuality. He was regarded internationally as a specialist in the classic works of his homeland, of Smetana, Dvo?ák, Janá?ek, but also of avant-gardists such as Josef Suk and Bohuslav Martin?. At the same time he was an artist with a broad musical background and a comprehensive repertoire, which he sought to expand wherever he worked. Dvo?ák’s position as his
Read more country’s leading composer was taken over upon his death by Leoš Janá?ek. His highly fresh and original late works even reveal links with the avant-garde currents of the subsequent generation. The magnificent Glagolitic Mass which uses the appropriate sections of the Ordinary in Old Church Slavonic is foremost a national declaration, a commitment to the ancient Slavonic language.

Antonín Dvo?ák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World"

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Vaclav Neumann, conductor
Recorded live from the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, 1990

Leoš Janá?ek: Mša glagolskaja (Glagolitic Mass), JW III/9

Gabriela Be?a?ková, soprano
Drahomíra Drobková, contralto
Jozef Kundlák, tenor
Sergej Kop?ák, bass
Jan Hora, organ

Prague Philharmonic Chorus
(chorus master: Lubomír Mátl)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Vaclav Neumann, conductor

Recorded live from the Rudolfinum "Dvo?ák Hall", Prague, 1987

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 99 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Glagolitic Mass by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Sergej Kopcak (Bass), Drahomíra Drobková (Mezzo Soprano), Jozef Kundlák (Tenor),
Gabriela Benacková (Soprano), Jan Hora (Organ)
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 

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