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Janácek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 ()

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composed by Leos Janácek

This second volume of Leos Janácek's orchestral works by the fine and sympathetic Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner is necessarily something of a mixed bag, with a couple of unfinished works, several pieces that more or less qualify as obscurities, and just one repertory work, the symphonic poem Taras Bulba, JW VI/15. That work from the World War I years is vintage Janácek, a programmatic evocation of scenes from Nikolai Gogol's epic novel that has the composer's trademark mixture of vividness and ...

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  1. Jealousy (Zárlivost), overture for orchestra, JW 6/10
  2. Violin Concerto ("Putování dusicky," "Pilgrimage of the Soul"), JW 9/10 (fragments completed by others)
  3. Ballad of Blaník (Ballada blanická), symphonic poem for orchestra, JW 6/16
  4. The Fiddler's Child (Sumarovo Díte), ballad for orchestra, JW 6/14
  5. Dunaj (The Danube), symphonic poem, JW 9/7 (fragments, completed by O. Chlubna and by M. Stredron & L. Faltus)
  6. Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
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Janácek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2
2015, Chandos

UPC: 095115515624

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