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Novak: In the Tatra Mountains / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic


Release Date: 04/14/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573683  
Composer:  Vitezslav Novák
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Emerging from the fertile background of Bohemian nationalism, Vít?zslav Novák's music achieved cult status in his homeland for its richness of melody and full-blown romantic orchestral colour. The lush timbres and monumental solmnity of In the Tatra Mountains were inspired by the composer's journeys in this magnificent region. Eternal Longing is based on a poem by Han sChristian Andersen, while the dramatic Lady Godiva Overture, complete with tolling bells at the finale, was written by Novák in two days and is considered one of his most powerful works. Emerging from the fertile background of Bohemian nationalism, Vít?zslav Novák's music achieved cult status in his homeland for its richness of melody and full-blown romantic orchestral colour. The lush timbres and monumental solmnity of In the Tatra Mountains were inspired by the composer's journeys in this magnificent region. Eternal Longing is based on a poem by Han sChristian Andersen, while the dramatic Lady Godiva Overture, complete with tolling bells at the finale, was written by Novák in two days and is considered one of his most powerful works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lady Godiva Overture, Op. 41 by Vitezslav Novák
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Bohemia 
2.
In the Tatras, Op. 26 by Vitezslav Novák
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Bohemia 
3.
Eternal Longing, Op. 33 by Vitezslav Novák
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Bohemia 

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