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Suk: A Summer's Tale; Liadov / Petrenko, et al

Album Summary

>Suk, Josef : Pohadka Leta (A Summer Tale), Tone Poem For large Orchestra, A, Op. 29
>Liadov, Anatole : The enchanted lake, Op. 62
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

CPO's Josef Suk edition with the conductor Kirill Petrenko continues this month with another symphonic work by this magnificent late-romantic master. The symphonic poem A Summer's Tale begins where the symphony Asrael left off, namely, with the composer's effort to surmount his grief at the loss of two beloved human beings, his teacher Dvork and his wife, Dvork's daughter. This time, as also so often for Dvork, nature was Suk's source of inspiration; but the summer depicted by him in these five movements is not a typical one. Nature presents itself as a primal force superior to man and a power to which he must submit. Broad intervals, extreme rhythmic contrasts, exotic sounds, glowing hymns, and much more portray longing for death, midday heat, melancholy, wistfulness, and spirits and spooks - until in the last movement, "Night," Peace finally returns and an instrumentation consisting of plucked basses, two harps, celesta, and a couple of piano measures rings in a new day. A fantastic experience of ecstasy!



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>Suk, Josef : Pohádka Léta (A Summer Tale), Tone Poem For large Orchestra, A, Op. 29
  • Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
  • Ensemble: Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 49 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liadov, Anatole : The enchanted lake, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
  • Ensemble: Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1909
  • Studio/Live: Live