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Martinu, Reznicek & Fiala: Choral Works / Czech Philharmonic Choir Of Brno


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Arcodiva   Catalog #: 188  
Composer:  Bohuslav MartinuPetr ReznicekPetr Fiala
Performer:  Petr KolarPetr NouzovskyMartin JakubícekJan Ocetek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Czech Philharmonic Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new recording features spiritual compositions of Czech artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries performed by the internationally renowned Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno. Bohuslav Martinu’s “The Mountain of Three Lights” and “Hymn to St. James” have been rarely recorded, and are therefore of special notice on this release. World premiere recordings by Petr Reznicek and Petr Fiala are also featured- “Dies irae,” and “Regina coeli laetare,” respectively. "After all my experience at home and abroad, after many concerts in various parts of the world I can say with full responsibility and conviction that at present the Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno is clearly the best choir in the Czech Republic and one of the best Read more choirs in Europe. Your presence at first-class stages and podiums, top-class festivals and prestigious concerts, cooperation with the best orchestras and conductors proves your quality. I am proud of the fact that this choir is at home in Brno." (Petr Altrichter – ex-chief conductor, Brno Philharmonic) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mount of 3 Lights by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Petr Kolar (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Czech Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Czech Republic 
2.
Hymn to St James by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Petr Nouzovsky (Cello), Martin Jakubícek (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Czech Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Nice, France 
3.
Dies irae by Petr Reznicek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Czech Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 
4.
Regina coeli laetare by Petr Fiala
Performer:  Petr Nouzovsky (Cello), Jan Ocetek (Gong)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Czech Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Czech Republic 

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