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Janácek: Chamber Music, Orchestral Works / Chailly, Mackerras


Release Date: 10/12/2004 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000321102   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul CrossleyKenneth SillitoAntony PayJanet Craxton,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Charles MackerrasFrançois HuybrechtsSir Neville MarrinerRiccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli String QuartetLondon Sinfonietta membersVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 6 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Janáček’s birth, this Decca Collector Edition brings together most of the composer’s chamber works and solo pieces plus his most popular orchestral works and the magnificent Glagolitic Mass in a superb digital recording with Riccardo Chailly and Wiener Philharmoniker. The recordings of the solo works and chamber pieces feature one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles: the London Sinfonietta and David Atherton. Their recordings were originally released as a 5-LP set in 1981 and many of these performances have not been available for several years; many also make their first international appearance on CD. This set provides the listener with all the essential non-operatic Janáček Read more in one convenient collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
On the overgrown path by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1908; Brno, Czech Republic 
2.
In the mists by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Brno, Czech Republic 
3.
Reminiscence for Piano by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Brno, Czech Republic 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 2 "Intimate letters" by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Brno, Czech Republic 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano), Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1921; Brno, Czech Republic 
7.
Dumka for Violin and Piano by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; Brno, Czech Republic 
8.
Romance for Violin and Piano by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1879; Brno, Czech Republic 
9.
Youth by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Antony Pay (Clarinet), Janet Craxton (Oboe), Michael Harris (Bass Clarinet),
Sebastian Bell (Piccolo), Martin Gatt (Bassoon), Philip Eastop (French Horn),
Sebastian Bell (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Brno, Czech Republic 
10.
Capriccio for Piano left hand and Winds "Defiance" by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
11.
Fairy tale by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano), Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-23; Brno, Czech Republic 
12.
Presto for Cello and Piano by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano), Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1910; Brno, Czech Republic 
13.
Sinfonietta by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
14.
Taras Bulba by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1918; Brno, Czech Republic 
15.
Lachian Dances by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  François Huybrechts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Brno, Czech Republic 
16.
Suite for Strings by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1877; Brno, Czech Republic 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
17.
Nursery rhymes by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members,  London Sinfonietta Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Brno, Czech Republic 
Language: Czech 
18.
Glagolitic Mass by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Richard Novák (Bass), Vladimir Bogachov (Tenor), Marta Benacková (Mezzo Soprano),
Eva Urbanová (Soprano), Thomas Trotter (Organ)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
Language: Latin 
19.
Thema con variazioni for Piano, Op. 1 "Zdenka variations" by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; Brno, Czech Republic 
20.
Concertino for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Paul Crossley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Brno, Czech Republic 

Featured Sound Samples

Sinfonietta: I. Allegretto...
In the Mists: III. Andantino
Youth: IV. Con moto
Romance for Violin and Piano
Glagolitic Mass: Sanctus

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