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Janáček

One of the most influential (and underrated) Czech composers, Leoš Janáček created a deeply original style of composition that infused his operas, string quartets and symphonic music with Moravian and Slavic folk influences.

 
Program 1

Leoš Janáček: Nursery Rhymes
  Introduction
  Beetroot Was Getting Married
  White Goat Gathers Pears
  Frankie Boy
Netherlands Wind Ensemble/Fischer
Chan 9399
1:52, 1:06
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Janáček: Idyll, II & IV
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
Chan 9816
6:04
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Grieg: Holberg Suite, III (excerpt)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
Virgin 45224
:20
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Janáček: Zdenka’s Variations, Op. 1
Firkusny, p.
DG 449764
8:52
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Janáček: Suite for String Orchestra, III & IV
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
Chan 9816
3:59
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Janáček: Taras Bulba
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Kubelik
EMI 68223
21:52, :45, :14
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Razumovsky (excerpt)
Emerson Quartet
DG 447075
:20
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Janáček: Fairy Tale, III
Joel Krosnick, vc.; Gilbert Kalish, p.
Arab 6709
2:55
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Program 2

Leoš Janáček: Along an Overgrown Path
  Come With Us!
Rudolf Firkusny
Newton Classics 8802091
1:22
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Janáček: Jealousy (originally the overture to Jenůfa)
Czech State Philharmonic/Jose Serebrier
Reference Records 75
5:42
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Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905, From the Street
  I. The Presentiment: Con moto
  II. The Death: Adagio
Rudolf Firkusny, piano
Newton Classics 8802091
11:51
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Janáček: Sinfonietta
  1. Fanfares
  2. Castle
  3. The Queen’s Convent
  4. Street
  5. Town Hall
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Kurt Masur
Teldec 90847
24:20, 2:28 excerpt
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Janáček: Fairy Tale, II
Joel Krosnick, vc.; Gilbert Kalish, p.
Arabesque 6709
3:51
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Program 3

Janáček: Intrada for Four Violins in d minor
Marie Gajdosova, Leos Zavadilík, Antonín Formacek & Dorothea Kellerova, vlns.
Supraphon 111878
1:05
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Janáček: String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
Guarneri Quartet
Phi 456574
17:18
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Janáček: The Excursions of Mr. Broucek to the Moon and into the 15th Century (excerpt)
Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra/Svarovsky; soloists
Supraphon 111878
10:32
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Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (excerpts)
Vienna Philharmonic/Mackerras
DG 4758670
19:08, 1:23
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Program 4

Leos Janáček: In the Mists
Rudolf Firkusny, p.
Newton Classics 8802091
7:08
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Janáček: Mládí
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 415668
17:19
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Janáček: String Quartet #2, Intimate Letters
Guarneri Quartet
Philips 456574
23:48, 1:04
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Janáček: Along an Overgrown Path, Andante
Rudolf Firkusny, p.
Newton Classics 8802091
3:17
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Program 5

Janáček: March of the Blue Boys for Tabor, Voix celeste, Piccolo and Glockenspiel
Pavel Sumpik, t.; Eva Podarilova, c. Frantisek Kantor, p. & Martin Oprsál, g.
Supraphon 111878
2:05
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Janáček: Mass in E flat, Kyrie
Choir Of King’s College Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury
EMI 49092
4:52
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Janáček: Glagolitic Mass
  1. Uvod (Introduction)
  2. Gospodi Pomiluji (Kyrie)
  3. Slava (Gloria)
  4. Veruju (Credo)
  5. Svet (Sanctus)
  6. Agnece Bozij (Agnus Dei)
  7. Varhany Solo (organ Solo)
  8. Intrada
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra/Rafael Kubelik
DG 463 672
23:08, 15:06
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Janáček: I’m Waiting for You
Ales Bartá, harmonium
Supraphon 111878
:45
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Janáček: Waiting for You! (Sketch for Piano)
Rudolph Firkusny, p.
Supraphon 111878
:50
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Leos Janácek: In the Mists, III & IV
Rudolf Firkusny, piano
Newton Classics 8802091
:21, 6:43
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