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