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Janácek: Chamber Music, Orchestral Works/Chailly, Mackerras

Album Summary

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Theme and variations for piano in B flat major ("Zdenciny variace," "Zdenka Variations"), JW 8/6
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : In the mists (V Mlhách), pieces (4) for piano, JW 8/22
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Vzpomínka (Reminiscence), for piano, JW 8/32
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), JW 7/8
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Listy duverné," "Intimate Letters"), JW 7/13
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Dumka, for violin & piano, JW 7/4
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Romance, for violin & piano in E major, JW 7/3
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet, JW 7/10
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ("Vzdor," "Defiance"), JW 7/12
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Concertino for piano, 2 violins, viola, clarinet, horn & bassoon, JW 7/11
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Pohádka (Fairy Tale), for cello & piano ("The Story of Tsar Berendyey"), JW 7/5
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Presto for cello & piano, JW 7/6
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Lachian (Lasské) Dances (6) for orchestra, JW 6/17
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Ríkadla (Nursery Rhymes) (18) for 9 voices & 10 instruments, JW 5/17
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Mass (Msa glagolskaja) for soloists, double chorus, orchestra & organ ("Glagolitic Mass"), JW 3/9
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Notes & Reviews:

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Janacek's birth this Decca Collector Edition brings together most of the composer's chamber works and solo pieces plus his most popular orchestral works and the magnificent Glagolitic Mass in a superb digital recording with Chailly and the Vienna PO. The recordings of the solo works and chamber pieces feature one of the world's most distinguished ensembles: David Atherton and the London Sinfonietta.



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>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17
  • Performer: Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 42 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900-1911

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Theme and variations for piano in B flat major ("Zdenciny variace," "Zdenka Variations"), JW 8/6
  • Performer: Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : In the mists (V Mlhách), pieces (4) for piano, JW 8/22
  • Performer: Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 04/21/1912

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Vzpomínka (Reminiscence), for piano, JW 8/32
  • Performer: Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), JW 7/8
  • Running Time: 18 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1923

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Listy duverné," "Intimate Letters"), JW 7/13
  • Running Time: 25 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
  • Performers: Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Dumka, for violin & piano, JW 7/4
  • Performers: Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1879-80

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Romance, for violin & piano in E major, JW 7/3
  • Performers: Paul Crossley (Piano); Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet, JW 7/10
  • Performers: Martin Gatt (Bassoon); Janet Craxton (Oboe); Antony Pay (Clarinet); Phillip Eastop (Horn); Sebastian Bell (Flute); Sebastian Bell (Piccolo); Michael Harris (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1924

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ("Vzdor," "Defiance"), JW 7/12
  • Performers: Paul Crossley (Piano); Peter Harvey (Trombone); Sebastian Bell (Piccolo); Sebastian Bell (Flute); James Watson (Trumpet); Philip Jones [Trumpet/Conductor] (Trumpet); David Purser (Tenor Tuba); John Iveson (Trombone); Eric Crees (Trombone)
  • Conductor: David Atherton
  • Running Time: 21 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Concertino for piano, 2 violins, viola, clarinet, horn & bassoon, JW 7/11
  • Performers: Phillip Eastop (Horn); Brian Wightman (Bassoon); Nona Liddell (Violin); Joan Atherton (Violin); Antony Pay (Clarinet); Donald McVay (Viola); Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Atherton
  • Running Time: 17 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Pohádka (Fairy Tale), for cello & piano ("The Story of Tsar Berendyey"), JW 7/5
  • Performers: Christopher Kampen (Cello); Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Presto for cello & piano, JW 7/6
  • Performers: Paul Crossley (Piano); Christopher Kampen (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1910-24

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1926

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1918

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Lachian (Lasské) Dances (6) for orchestra, JW 6/17
  • Conductor: François Huybrechts
  • Running Time: 21 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 18 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Ríkadla (Nursery Rhymes) (18) for 9 voices & 10 instruments, JW 5/17
  • Performers: Robin McGee (Double Bass); Antony Pay (Clarinet); Wendy Philips (Contrabassoon); Brian Burrowes; John Constable (Piano); Sebastian Bell (Flute); Antony Pay (E Flat Clarinet); Wendy Philips (Bassoon); Sebastian Bell (Ocarina); Judith Pearce (Flute); Judith Pearce (Piccolo); Julian Farrell (E Flat Clarinet); Julian Farrell (Clarinet); Gregory Knowles (Percussion); Martin Gatt (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: David Atherton
  • Running Time: 15 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925-1926

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Mass (Msa glagolskaja) for soloists, double chorus, orchestra & organ ("Glagolitic Mass"), JW 3/9
  • Performers: Marta Benackova (Voice); Vladimir Bogachev; Thomas Trotter (Organ); Richard Novak (Voice); Eva Uvbanová
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Running Time: 39 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1926-1927