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Richard Novák - A Portrait, Works by Mozart, Mussorgsky, Offenbach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Wolf, Bocanegra; Glinka et al / Richard Novák, bass;

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmila
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes D'Hoffmann
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simone Boccanegra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : The Cunning Little Vixen
>Wolf, Hugo : Verborgenheit ("Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Denk' es, o Seele! ("Ein Tännlein grünet wo"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Neue Liebe ("Kann auch ein Mensch"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Wo find ich Trost? ("Eine Liebe kenn ich"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957
>Kricka, Jaroslav : Northern Nights (Severni Noci), for voice & orchestra, Op. 14
>Dvorak, Antonin : Biblical Songs (Biblické písne) (10) for voice & orchestra, B. 189 (Op. 99)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Backed up by the Czech Philharmonic, the 85-year-old Richard Novák sings the part of the Forester from the Cunning Little Vixen in a way that leaves you gaping in admiration. His performance is a witness not only to his singing skill, but also his life experience. The fact that he was lucky to find great music teachers has combined with persistence and hard work on his part. He was not afraid to interrupt his singing career at its apparent height when he felt his voice was losing inner support, and start anew. In 1961 he won second place in a singing competition in Toulouse (with José van Dame taking the first place) and became a laureate in the competition held in the Dutch city of Hertogenbosch in 1962. Dvorák, Verdi and Janácek represent the three supporting pillars of his repertoire and at the same time his three major musical loves. Novák sang as a guest in Teatro Colón, at the Salzburg Festival under Claudio Abbado and also appeared on prestigious stages in Paris, Madrid and Venice. He has collaborated with many outstanding conductors, having sung oratorios under Ancerl and Neumann and recorded the Glagolitic Mass with both Mackerras and Chailly. One must not forget to mention his beloved song repertoire including works by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Kricka, and, first and foremost, Dvorák's Biblical Songs.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Czech Radio Brno (08/1975); Domovina Studio, Prague (08/1975); Janácek Theatre, Brno (08/1975); Rudolfinum Prague (08/1975); Stadion Studio, Brno (08/1975); Czech Radio Brno (10/09/2003); Domovina Studio, Prague (10/09/2003); Janácek Theatre, Brno (10/09/2003); Rudolfinum Prague (10/09/2003); Stadion Studio, Brno (10/09/2003); Czech Radio Brno (10/13/2001); Domovina Studio, Prague (10/13/2001); Janácek Theatre, Brno (10/13/2001); Rudolfinum Prague (10/13/2001); Stadion Studio, Brno (10/13/2001); Czech Radio Brno (12/1975); Domovina Studio, Prague (12/1975); Janácek Theatre, Brno (12/1975); Rudolfinum Prague (12/1975); Stadion Studio, Brno (12/1975); Czech Radio Brno (1971); Domovina Studio, Prague (1971); Janácek Theatre, Brno (1971); Rudolfinum Prague (1971); Stadion Studio, Brno (1971); Czech Radio Brno (1977); Domovina Studio, Prague (1977); Janácek Theatre, Brno (1977); Rudolfinum Prague (1977); Stadion Studio, Brno (1977); Czech Radio Brno (1978); Domovina Studio, Prague (1978); Janácek Theatre, Brno (1978); Rudolfinum Prague (1978); Stadion Studio, Brno (1978); Czech Radio Brno (1982); Domovina Studio, Prague (1982); Janácek Theatre, Brno (1982); Rudolfinum Prague (1982); Stadion Studio, Brno (1982); Czech Radio Brno (1983); Domovina Studio, Prague (1983); Janácek Theatre, Brno (1983); Rudolfinum Prague (1983); Stadion Studio, Brno (1983).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act I
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Ensemble: Bruno Janácek Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka :: Act 2
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Ensemble: Brno Janácek Opera Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin :: Act 3
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmila :: Act 2
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Miroslav Honka
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonia
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Act 2
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-74.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1874

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes D'Hoffmann :: Act 2
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jan Stych
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Act 3
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simone Boccanegra :: Prologue
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jaroslav Kyzlink
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 2
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Act 1
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 3
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Running Time: 13 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : The Cunning Little Vixen :: Act 3
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Wolf, Hugo : Verborgenheit ("Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/13/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Denk' es, o Seele! ("Ein Tännlein grünet wo"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/10/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Neue Liebe ("Kann auch ein Mensch"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 10/04/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Wo find ich Trost? ("Eine Liebe kenn ich"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 10/06/1888

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Der Atlas
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Ihr Bild
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Das Fischermädchen
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Die Stadt
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Am Meer
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Der Doppelgänger
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang D 957 :: Die Taubenpost
  • Performers: Richard Novak (Voice); Gerhard Zeller (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1828

>Kricka, Jaroslav : Northern Nights (Severni Noci), for voice & orchestra, Op. 14
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Dvorak, Antonin : Biblical Songs (Biblické písne) (10) for voice & orchestra, B. 189 (Op. 99)
  • Performer: Richard Novak (Voice)
  • Conductor: Tomas Hanus
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/04/1895-01/08/1895.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live