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Janácek: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Jilek, Brno State Phil

Album Summary

>Janácek, Leos : Taras Bulba
>Janácek, Leos : Adagio for orchestra, JW 6/5
>Janácek, Leos : Suite (Serenade) for orchestra, Op. 3, JW 6/6
>Janácek, Leos : Jealousy
>Janácek, Leos : Kozacek (The Cossack Dance), for orchestra, JW 6/12
>Janácek, Leos : Srbske kolo (Serbian Round Dance), for orchestra, JW 6/13
>Janácek, Leos : The Fiddler's Child (Sumarovo Dite), ballad for orchestra, JW 6/14
>Janácek, Leos : Ballad of Blanik (Ballada blanicka), symphonic poem for orchestra, JW 6/16
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Notes & Reviews:

"The Brno Philharmonic, Janacek's "hometown" orchestra, premiered many of the composer's major works, and it maintains a Janacek tradition that lends a certain authenticity to the ensemble's performances. The orchestra's sound is lean and nimble, especially compared to the robust timbres of the Vienna or Czech Philharmonics. This makes for a lighter-sounding Taras Bulba, especially in the closing bars, but conductor Frantisek Jilek leads the piece with authority and imagination, faithfully conveying the music's drama. The remainder of the program offers an enticing selection of the composer's less familiar works. The earliest are the Adagio and Suite for Orchestra, both from 1891, with the latter being so close in style to Dvorak as to be nearly indistinguishable. Jealousy (the original prelude to the opera Jenufa), the Cossack Dance, and Serbian Reel are intriguing examples of Janacek's emerging individuality, while The Fiddler's Child and especially The Ballad of Blanik reveal the familiar master. Jílek and the Brno musicians play these works with a discernible love for and obvious mastery of the music. Supraphon's recording embraces the performances in warm, spacious sound. A must for Janacek fans." -Classics Today



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Works Details

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Taras Bulba
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (06/25/1986-06/26/1986)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1918

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Adagio for orchestra, JW 6/5
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (06/11/1991-06/16/1991)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: after 11/09/1890

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Suite (Serenade) for orchestra, Op. 3, JW 6/6
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (06/11/1991-06/16/1991)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Jealousy
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (09/07/1992-09/10/1992)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1894

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Kozácek (The Cossack Dance), for orchestra, JW 6/12
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (06/11/1991-06/16/1991)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Srbské kolo (Serbian Round Dance), for orchestra, JW 6/13
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (06/11/1991-06/16/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : The Fiddler's Child (Sumarovo Díte), ballad for orchestra, JW 6/14
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (09/07/1992-09/10/1992)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Ballad of Blaník (Ballada blanická), symphonic poem for orchestra, JW 6/16
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Stadion Studio, Brno, Czech Republic (09/07/1992-09/10/1992)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: ?09/1919-10/1919