Janacek: Sinfonietta, Opera Preludes, Taras Bulba / Mackerras, Ancerl

Release Date: 5/3/2019
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: MOB413803
Composer: Leos Janácek
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Charles Mackerras has shown himself one of the finest Janácek conductors. His readings convey a sense of burning belief in and love of Janácek's music; they are well prepared; yet it is as if the strangeness and beauty of the music were being revealed for the first time. The engineers have excelled themselves, matching this bold approach with an equally bold recording... In the four Preludes the performances are excellently dramatic, and most moving." (Gramophone)

Works on This Recording
1. The Makropulos affair: Prelude by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1925 ; Brno, Czech Republic
2. Sinfonietta by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; Brno, Czech Republic
3. Kát'a Kabanová: Prelude by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919-1921 ; Brno, Czech Republic
4. Jealousy by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1894 ; Brno, Czech Republic
5. From the House of the Dead: Prelude by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927-1928 ; Brno, Czech Republic
6. Taras Bulba by Leos Janácek
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1918 ; Brno, Czech Republic
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