Janacek: Sinfonietta / Taras Bulba
Leos Janacek
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Janacek: Sinfonietta / Taras Bulba

CD | Supraphon | 0099925413125 | SU 4131 |

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About the album

Janáček did not write a great quantity of symphonic works. Besides the Lachian Dances and an outline of the symphony Danube, they merely number the four compositions on this CD: three symphonic poems and the celebrated Sinfonietta. The symphonic poems, created within eight years between 1913 and 1920, reflect the turbulent political events and social tensions of the time, as well as Janáček’s keen interest in Czech and Russian literature. The Ballad of Blaník is based on a poem by Jaroslav Vrchlický, while The Fiddler’s Child was written to verses by Svatopluk Čech. When reading Gogol’s novella Taras Bulba, Janáček was impressed by its hero, a Cossack chieftain, and referred to the author as the “prophet of the Slavs”. Sinfonietta, indisputably the most significant Janáček orchestral piece, was premiered in June 1926 in Prague by Václav Talich with the Czech Philharmonic.

Tomáš Netopil, the winner of the Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition and a regular guest of leading orchestras (Berliner Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, etc.) and prestigious opera stages worldwide, has materialised his singular vision of Janáček’s music in the recording made with the splendid Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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Nach vielen Jahren wieder einer rein tschechische Produkton der Orchesterwerke von Janacek mit dem herausragenden Dirigenten Tomas Netopil.

Ob Amsterdam, Wien, Dresden oder Prag, ob Konzert, Oper oder Sinfonie - der Terminkalender des Dirigenten Tomas Netopil ist voll und seine Interpretationen sind gefragt.
Mit dem Radiosinfonieorchester Prag nahm er im vergangenen Jahr Orchesterwerke von Janacek auf. Seit vielen Jahren wieder eine Neuaufnahme aus dem Heimatland des Komponisten.

Neben der Sinfonietta und Taras Bulba erklingen auch zwei selten gespielte Werke: The Fiddler´s Child (Ballad based on the poem by Svatopluk Čech) sowie The Ballad of Blaník (Symphonic poem based on Jaroslav Vrchlický)


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