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Quote from: kyjo on June 08, 2022, 08:25:43 PMHere's a recent performance by yours truly and fantastic pianist Érico Freire Bezerra of Janáček's magical Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for cello and piano. Full of imaginative instrumental effects, atmospheric sonorities, and soaring melodies, it's one of the gems of the cello and piano literature. In particular, the climax of the 2nd movement, with the cello reaching into its very highest register, is a truly stunning passage: https://youtu.be/8tOZvcBgnbA
Quote from: relm1 on June 09, 2022, 06:01:14 AMThat was beautiful!
Quote from: JBS on June 29, 2022, 08:29:01 AMI am looking to get recordings of The Cunning Little Vixen and The Excursions of Mr Broucek. Presto's opera sale gives the following options and I'd welcome suggestions about which to get.EoMBI admit the last one there is attractive solely for the presence of Wunderlich and Keilberth.CLVRattle must like this opera a lot: besides these two recordings, he also recorded it for EMI, but Presto isn't listing it.
Quote from: Mirror Image on July 05, 2022, 03:09:29 PMOne of the things that has always surprised me is how there's not a Janáček Complete Edition available on either Decca or Supraphon (I think these are the labels that have the largest discographies of this composer). I own the Decca sets that were released many years ago, but I wouldn't exactly call them luxury sets by any means. It'd be nice if these labels would put together some kind of box set, especially for the fan who is just starting to get into Janáček's music and wants a one-stop box set of his oeuvre. I guess they're waiting until 2028, which would mark the 100th anniversary of his passing.
Quote from: Madiel on July 06, 2022, 03:48:02 AMI imagine Supraphon at least would do something notable for the anniversary, yes.
Quote from: Brian on July 06, 2022, 04:17:01 PMI think there are a lot of unpublished pieces from before 1900, especially from his youth. Would love to hear from someone more expert on what level of "complete edition" is possible, whether any premiere recordings are possible, and how much is lost permanently.
Quote from: Roasted Swan on May 26, 2021, 08:32:22 AMPD: if you like the Janacek quartets try and hear this disc (perhaps Hurwitz mentioned it - I've no idea)Not only were these the first recordings of a new critical edition of the quartets - with several terrifyingly hard passages reinstated on the "original" instruments, but also the filler is a brilliantly idiomatic transcription of movements from "On an Overgrown Path" for quartet. Its nearly as good as having a third quartet by Janacek!
Quote from: Mandryka on December 10, 2022, 03:27:16 AMDoes anyone have the booklet? Is it interesting? It's streaming everywhere, by the way.
Quote from: Biffo on December 10, 2022, 03:55:52 AMI bought this album back in May 2021. Fine performances of the quartets, as I recall; didn't see much point to the transcriptions. The booklet is fairly basic, the English part is just a couple of pages and a photo of Janacek.
Quote from: Mandryka on December 10, 2022, 07:29:36 AMThanks for checking the booklet. Agreed about the transcription. I like their performance of the 1st quartet very much.
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