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Dvorák: Cypresses Song Cycle & String Quartets / Marcus Ullmann, tenor; Martin Bruns, baritone; Andreas Frese, piano

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  1. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 1. Vy vrouci pisne pjeite (Sing fervent songs) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 2. V te sladke moci (When thy sweet glances) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 3. V tak mnohem srdci mrtvo jest (Death reigns) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 4. O duse draha jedinka (Thou only dear one) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 5. O byl to krasny, zlaty (Oh, it was a lovely golden dream) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 6. Ja vim, ze v sladke nadeji (I know that on my love) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 7. O zlata roze, spanila (O charming golden rose) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 8. O nasi lasce nekvete (Never will love lead us) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 10. Me casto tyra pochyba (Tormented oft by doubt) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 11. Me srdce casto v bolesti (Downcast am I) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 12. Zde hledim na ten drahy list (Here gaze I) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 14. Zde v lese u potoka (In deepest forest glade) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 15. Mou celou dusi zadumne (Painful emotions pierce my soul) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 16. Tam stoji stara skala (There stands an ancient rock) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 17. Nad krajem vevodi lehky spanek (Nature lies peaceful) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11: No. 18. Ty se ptas proc moje zpevy bouri (You are asking why) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 1. I Know That on My Love $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 2. Death Reigns $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 3. When Thy Sweet Glances $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 4. Never Will Love Lead Us $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 5. Here Gaze I $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 6. O Charming Golden Rose $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 7. I Wander Oft $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 8. In Deepest Forest Glade $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 9. Thou Only Dear One $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 10. There Stands an Ancient Rock $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 11. Nature Lies Peaceful $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Dvorak — Ohlas pisni (Echo of Songs), B. 152 (arr. of Cypresses, B. 11, for string quartet): No. 12. You are Asking Why $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11 (arr. H.-P. Dott for string quartet): No. 1. Sing fervent songs $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11 (arr. H.-P. Dott for string quartet): No. 5. Oh, it was a lovely golden dream $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11 (arr. H.-P. Dott for string quartet): No. 10. Tormented oft by doubt $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11 (arr. H.-P. Dott for string quartet): No. 11. Downcast am I $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Dvorak — Cyprise (Cypresses), B. 11 (arr. H.-P. Dott for string quartet): No. 15. Painful emotions pierce my soul $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice & piano, B. 11
>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypresses (Ohlas písní [Echoes of Songs]), for string quartet (arr. from Cypresses, B. 11), B. 152
>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 1, for string quartet ("Moderato," from B. 11/6), B. 152/1
>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 5, for string quartet ("Andante," from B. 11/12), B. 152/5
>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 10, for string quartet ("Andante maestoso," from B. 11/16), B. 152/10
>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 11, for string quartet ("Allegro scherzando," from B. 11/17), B. 152/11
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Antonin Dvorak's "Cypresses" opus 1 was a cycle of 18 songs, and a source of enduring inspiration. Recorded in its entirety for the first time, this is "Cypresses" both in its original song version as well as in a lovely string quartet arrangement.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2012
What keeps this set from being a mere academic exercise is the quality of the performances...The Bennewitz Quartet is downright wonderful, with a perfect balance of warmth and objective clarity, using expressive rubatos so effectively that the group seems to love the music 100 per cent.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The Bennewitz Quartet, founded in 1998, was named for violinist Antonin Bennewitz (1833- 1926), who was an important figure in the development of Czech string playing. The group, then, has a self-conscious connection with Czech music, and indeed, they promote this music through their choice of repertory, which includes little-known Czech composers like Dusik, Reicha, Haas, Ullmann, and Schulhoff. Their earlier recording of Janacek's quartets (along with Bartok's Fourth) was welcomed by Elaine Fine (S/O 2008), and this recording of Dvorak is just as satisfying. In the Dvorak I certainly prefer the Bennewitz for their better sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk).



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice & piano, B. 11
  • Performer: Marcus Ullmann (Tenor)
  • Ensemble: Bennewitz Quartet
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (08/30/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypresses (Ohlas písní [Echoes of Songs]), for string quartet (arr. from Cypresses, B. 11), B. 152
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (01/16/2012-01/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 1, for string quartet ("Moderato," from B. 11/6), B. 152/1
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (01/16/2012-01/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 5, for string quartet ("Andante," from B. 11/12), B. 152/5
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (01/16/2012-01/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 10, for string quartet ("Andante maestoso," from B. 11/16), B. 152/10
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (01/16/2012-01/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypress no 11, for string quartet ("Allegro scherzando," from B. 11/17), B. 152/11
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (01/16/2012-01/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Dvorak, Antonin : Cypresses (Cyprise), song cycle for voice & piano, B. 11
  • Notes: Hans Rosbaud Studio Baden-Baden (Südwestrundfunk) (01/16/2012-01/18/2012)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic