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Dvorak: Requeim / Neumann/Czech Phil. Orch, Benackova, Kirilova, Protschka, Vele [DVD]

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Requiem Mass, Op. 89/B 165
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Dvorak had a close affinity with church music from his earliest days. At the age of 16 he transferred to the Prague Organ School, where he received a thorough grounding in church music. His first job as organist at St. Adalbert's Church in Prague provided the young composer and his wife with much-needed financial security. During this period, most of his output consisted of church music, and as a practicing Catholic he was keen to revive the moribund Bohemian tradition in this field. However, as it turned out, his major religious works in addition to the 'Requiem' - the '149th Psalm', 'Te Deum' and 'Stabat Mater' - were not written for church performance but rather for the concert hall. With his 'Requiem', there is no doubt that Dvorak created the sort of major choral work that his English friends had been hoping for.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 97 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Country of Origin: Czechoslovakia


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Works Details

>Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Requiem Mass, Op. 89/B 165
  • Performers: Gabriela Benacková (Soprano); Ida Kirilova (Mezzo Soprano); Josef Protschka (Tenor); Ludek Vele (Bass)
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 97 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1890
  • Studio/Live: Live