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Janácek: Amarus

PRD 250 308

REISSUE

Playing time: 75'24"
Tracks: 11
Booklet pages: 12
© 1995 Praga, 2015 AMC Paris
Reviewer: Stephen Francis Vasta
Review of Janácek: Amarus published on 30 May 2016

Listen: Janáček: Epilogue (Amarus) (track 6, 0:00-0:46)

Věra Soukupová, soprano
Vílem Přibyl, tenor
Prague Philharmonic Choir (tracks 2-6)
Josef Veselka, chorus master (tracks 2-6)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Václav Neumann, conductor (tracks 1-8)
Frantisek Jílek, conductor (tracks 9-11)

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928):

1 Prelude (From the House of the Dead)

Amarus, cantata for soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra, to words by Jaroslav Vrchlicky (1900)
2 Moderato
3 Andante
4 Moderato
5 Adagio
6 Epilogue. Tempo di marcia funebre

The Cunning Little Vixen, orchestral suite from the opera, arranged by Václav Talich and revised by Václav Smetáček
7 Andante. Allegro. Stesso tempo. Meno mosso. Presto. Tempo I
8 Andante. Moderato. Allegro

From the House of the Dead, orchestral suite from the opera, selected by Frantisek Jílek
9 Moderato. Allegro. Presto. Tempo I. Con moto. Allegro. Presto. Maestoso. Tempo I
10 Andante. Allegro. Con moto. Allegretto. Andante. Moderato. Allegro. Presto. Andante
11 Finale. Tempo primo. Moderato. Maestoso

Live performances recorded 28 March 1974 (1-6), 12 April 1979 (9-11) and 3 March 1988 (7-8) by Czech Radio in Smetana Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

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