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Fata Morgana: Songs by Pavel Hass / Valesova, Navarra Quartet


Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Resonus Classics   Catalog #: 10183  
Composer:  Pavel Haas
Performer:  Anita WatsonNicky SpenceAnna StarushkevychJames Platt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Resonus is pleased to present this signi?cant new recording of vocal works by the early-tweneth century Czech composer, Pavel Haas.

Featuring four song cycles composed by Haas at various stages in his life, this captivating album includes the world premiere recording of Fata Morgana, Op. 6 – Haas’s ?rst major work composed, following studies with Leoš Janá?ek, in 1922.

Pianist Lada Valešová is joined by an exceptional array of singers as well as the acclaimed Navarra Quartet in a vivid portrait of this composer.
Resonus is pleased to present this signi?cant new recording of vocal works by the early-tweneth century Czech composer, Pavel Haas.

Featuring four song cycles composed by Haas at various stages in his life, this captivating album includes the world premiere recording of Fata Morgana, Op. 6 – Haas’s ?rst major work composed, following studies with Leoš Janá?ek, in 1922.

Pianist Lada Valešová is joined by an exceptional array of singers as well as the acclaimed Navarra Quartet in a vivid portrait of this composer.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (7) in Folk Tone, Op. 18 by Pavel Haas
Performer:  Anita Watson (Soprano), Nicky Spence (Tenor), Anna Starushkevych (Mezzo Soprano),
James Platt (Bass Baritone), Lada Valesova (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Czech Republic 
2.
Fata Morgana, Op. 6 by Pavel Haas
Performer:  Anita Watson (Soprano), Nicky Spence (Tenor), Anna Starushkevych (Mezzo Soprano),
James Platt (Bass Baritone), Lada Valesova (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Czech Republic 
3.
Chinese Songs (3), Op. 4 by Pavel Haas
Performer:  Anita Watson (Soprano), Nicky Spence (Tenor), Anna Starushkevych (Mezzo Soprano),
James Platt (Bass Baritone), Lada Valesova (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Czech Republic 
4.
Songs (4) on Chinese Poetry by Pavel Haas
Performer:  Anita Watson (Soprano), Nicky Spence (Tenor), Anna Starushkevych (Mezzo Soprano),
James Platt (Bass Baritone), Lada Valesova (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Terezín 

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