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Antonín Dvorák: The Spectre's Bride

C5315

NEW RELEASE
Tracks: 19
Booklet pages: 28
© 2017 Capriccio
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Antonín Dvorák: The Spectre's Bride published on 8 June 2017

Listen: Dvořák: The door resounded: bang, bang, bang (The Spectre's Bride) (track 17, 0:00-0:55)

Simona Šaturová, soprano - The Girl
Pavol Breslik, tenor - Dead Man
Adam Plachetka, bass-baritone - Narrator
Wiener Singakademie
Heinz Ferlesch, chorus master
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cornelius Meister, conductor

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904):

The Spectre's Bride (Svatební Košile) - cantata for soli, choir and orchestra, Op 69 after a poem by Karel Jaromir Erben (1811-1870)
1 Introduction
2 The clock had chimed eleven hours (chorus)
3 Woeful am I! Where is my father? (soprano)
4 The picture moved upon the wall (tenor, bass, chorus)
5 Ho, I have come, dear, for your sake (duet - soprano, tenor)
6 This was the hour of deepest night (bass, chorus)
7 With bounds and leaps he led the way (bass, chorus)
8 Fine night and clear: in times like this (duet - soprano, tenor)
9 Seizing her books, he threw them far (bass, chorus)
10 With bounds and leaps he led the way (bass, chorus)
11 Fine night and clear; at such a time (duet - soprano, tenor)
12 Their path led over lowland now (bass, chorus)
13 Fine night and clear; at such a time (duet - soprano, tenor)
14 There on a broad and open plain (bass, chorus)
15 Ho, my sweet lassie, here we are! (recitative - soprano, tenor, chorus)
16 One leap and he had cleared the wall (bass, chorus)
17 The door resounded: bang, bang, bang (bass, chorus)
18 Hail Virgin Mary, stand by me (soprano)
19 But hark! a sound from close at hand (bass, chorus)

Recorded live 2-3 June 2016 at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria

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