Janacek – Glagolitic Mass, Bulba – Rhapsody

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

In his bundled essays Testaments Betrayed  (les Testaments trahis,’) Czech writer Milan Kundera devotes ample attention to his compatriot, composer Leos Janacek.  What begins as the report of a search for recordings of the latter’s music, culminates in a dissertion on the cultural nationalism of ‘small nations’. Kundera describes the unique position held by Janacek in the history of European music.

Tracklist

1.
Intrada
01:41
2.
Introduction
01:58
3.
Kyrie
04:21
4.
Gloria
06:49
5.
Credo
12:30
6.
Sanctus
06:29
7.
Agnus Dei
03:40
8.
(organ solo) - Postludium
02:52
9.
Intrada da capo
01:41
10.
Rhapsody for Orchestra - The Death of Andrei
08:31
11.
Rhapsody for Orchestra - The Death of Ostap
05:24
12.
Rhapsody for Orchestra - The Prophecy and the Death of Taras Bulba
08:52

Total time: 01:04:48

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Original Recording Format

Composers

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Everett Porter, Jean Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot

Recording location

haus des Rundfunks, Berlin

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

merging

SKU

PTC5186388

Release Date August 8, 2015
SKU PTC5186388

Press reviews

Gramophone

“Janowski takes an altogether gentler view of the work compared to the ebullient energy of Kubelik and in particular Mackerras…Not suprisingly, Janowski is at his most effective in the ‘Agnece Bozij’ (Agnus Dei); this is gracefully done. The extraordinary organ solo is well played.”

(July 2013)

American Record Guide

“Janacek’s signature dotted rhythms are somewhat rounded, smoothing out the usual angularity in this music. The strings play with a beautiful warm tone as opposed to the silvery glint of the Czech orchestras. The recording follows suit, with its warm tone”

(September/ October 2013)

BBC Music Magazine

“A lean, cleanly contoured Glagolitic, lacking the elemental charge and raw abandon of some versions. Taras Bulba is generally well played, if again short on real cutting edge and excitement.”

(April 2013)

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