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Janacek: The Makropulos Case / Salonen, Davies, Denoke, Ormiston, Reuter [Blu-ray]

Janacek / Salonen / Wiener Philharmoniker / Denoke
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 709604  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Ryland DaviesLinda OrmistonJochen SchmeckenbecherPeter Hoare,   ... 
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Premiered in 1926, Leoš Janácek’s absorbing masterpiece Vec Makropulos reflects all the dominant musical styles of the early 20th century, from Bohemian tunefulness to big Straussian phrases, Berg-like jaggedness and primeval rhythms. With the “breathtakingly grandiose” (Salzburger Nachrichten) Angela Denoke in the lead role, this emotionally powerful opera was given superior treatment at the hands of the Wiener Philharmoniker under Esa-Pekka Salonen. They and the entire cast joined forces to make this
Read more production one of the highlights of the 2011 Salzburg Festival. “Ms. Denoke is a compelling actress … Salonen ensures a brilliant reading of Janác?ek’s fascinating score.” – The New York Times

Leoš Janá?ek
(The Makropulos Affair)

Emilia Marty – Angela Denoke
Albert Gregor – Raymond Very
Vitek – Peter Hoare
Krista – Jurgita Adamonyt?
Jaroslav Prus – Johan Reuter
Janek – Aleš Briscein
Dr. Kolenatý – Jochen Schmeckenbecher
A Scottish maid – Linda Ormiston
A conscientious objector – Peter Lobert
Hauk-Šendorf – Ryland Davies
Jin Ling – Sasha Rau
Mary Lang – Silvia Fenz
Anita Stadler – Anita Stadler

Vienna State Opera Chorus
(chorus master: Jörn H. Andresen)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Christoph Marthaler, stage director
Anne Viebrock, set and costume designer
Olaf Winter, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg Festival, 2011

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Running time: 135 mins
No. of Discs: 1
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Works on This Recording

The Makropulos affair by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Ryland Davies (Tenor), Linda Ormiston (Mezzo Soprano), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Baritone),
Peter Hoare (Tenor), Angela Denoke (Soprano), Raymond Very (Tenor),
Johan Reuter (Baritone), Jurgita Adamonyte (Mezzo Soprano), Ales Briscein (Tenor)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1925; Brno, Czech Republic 

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