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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: Paul Crossley (Piano); Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Dumka, for violin & piano, JW 7/4
  • Performers: Paul Crossley (Piano); Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
  • 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: Sebastian Bell (Flute); Sebastian Bell (Piccolo); Janet Craxton (Oboe); Phillip Eastop (Horn); Martin Gatt (Bassoon); Michael Harris (Clarinet); Antony Pay (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: Sebastian Bell (Flute); Sebastian Bell (Piccolo); Eric Crees (Trombone); Paul Crossley (Piano); Peter Harvey (Trombone); John Iveson (Trombone); Philip Jones [Trumpet/Conductor] (Trumpet); David Purser (Tenor Tuba); James Watson (Trumpet)
  • 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: Joan Atherton (Violin); Paul Crossley (Piano); Phillip Eastop (Horn); Nona Liddell (Violin); Donald McVay (Viola); Antony Pay (Clarinet); Brian Wightman (Bassoon)
  • 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: Paul Crossley (Piano); Christopher Kampen (Cello)
  • 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: Sebastian Bell (Flute); Sebastian Bell (Ocarina); Brian Burrowes; John Constable (Piano); Julian Farrell (Clarinet); Julian Farrell (E Flat Clarinet); Martin Gatt (Bassoon); Gregory Knowles (Percussion); Robin McGee (Double Bass); Antony Pay (Clarinet); Antony Pay (E Flat Clarinet); Judith Pearce (Flute); Judith Pearce (Piccolo); Wendy Philips (Bassoon); Wendy Philips (Contrabassoon)
  • 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; Richard Novak (Voice); Thomas Trotter (Organ); Eva Uvbanová
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Running Time: 39 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1926-1927