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Opera In English - Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen /Rattle


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Gillian KnightLillian WatsonDiana MontagueElisabeth Bainbridge,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 37 Mins. 

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In many ways regarded as Janácek's most accessible opera, 'The Cunning Little Vixen' is not a complacent work. The dramatic modes with which the composer experiments - the unique blend of dance and song, the strange mixing of animal and human worlds, the cinematic succession of tiny spaces - were advanced for their time and the opera had to wait many decades to win over audiences and critics. This two-disc set, available at mid-price, is taken from a highly acclaimed Covent Garden production, and the fabulous cast is conducted by Simon Rattle. Recorded in: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London June 1990 Producer(s) David R. Murray Sound Engineer(s) Mark Vigars In many ways regarded as Janácek's most accessible opera, 'The Cunning Little Vixen' is not a complacent work. The dramatic modes with which the composer experiments - the unique blend of dance and song, the strange mixing of animal and human worlds, the cinematic succession of tiny spaces - were advanced for their time and the opera had to wait many decades to win over audiences and critics. This two-disc set, available at mid-price, is taken from a highly acclaimed Covent Garden production, and the fabulous cast is conducted by Simon Rattle. Recorded in: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London June 1990 Producer(s) David R. Murray Sound Engineer(s) Mark Vigars Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Soprano), Lillian Watson (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Elisabeth Bainbridge (Mezzo Soprano), John Dobson (Tenor), Robert Tear (Tenor),
Gwynne Howell (Bass), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 96 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 

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