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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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Haydn, Krommer & Mozart - Oboe Concertos

Haydn, Krommer & Mozart - Oboe Concertos


Haydn:

Oboe Concerto Hob.VIIg:C1 (authorship doubtful)

Krommer:

Oboe Concerto in F major, Op. 52

Mozart:

Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, K297b

Miloš Kopecký (clarinet), Miroslav Štefek (horn) & Karel Vacek (bassoon)


František Hanták (oboe)

Brno Radio Chamber Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra & Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonín Devátý, Harry Newstone & Václav Smetácek

The common denominator of the recordings of these three virtuoso concertos is the name of the soloist. In 1932 František Hanták, still a student, was called up by Václav Talich to assume the post of first oboe of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Hanták was concurrently a member of Czech Nonet and later on also performed with the Czech Wind Quintet and the ground-breaking ensemble Ars rediviva. Following on from the previous CD comprising concertos by Mozart, Richard Strauss and Martinu (SU39552), this album features other gems from Hanták’s discography in Supraphon’s archives: the legendary 1951 recording of Kramár’s Concerto in F major, the “Haydn” concerto (with the yet to be clarified question of its authorship), with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Mozart’s lovely Sinfonia concertante, K 297b, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Václav Smetácek (1965). The first two concertos appear here for the first time on CD in a sensitively remastered version. If to today’s listener the recording technology of the 1950s and 1960s may seem to leave something to be desired, the performers’ sheer musicality and engagement certainly more than make up for it.

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Cigánski Diabli: Adagio & Furioso

Cigánski Diabli: Adagio & Furioso


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hungarian Dance No. 12 in D minor

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Haydn:

Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob.XV:25: Finale 'Rondo all'ongarese'

Kalman:

Komm, Zigány! [Countess Mariza]

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Paganini:

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 24 in A minor

Rigler:

Gipsy Dances

Sarasate:

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20


Cigánski diabli (Gypsy Devils), Ernest Šarközi (artistic director)

In Roma fairy tales, it is usually the devil who imbues Gypsy music with its inimitable vivacity. And when listening to Cigánski Diabli, you cannot help but believe it. The popularity of this Gypsy orchestra has crossed the borders of their native Slovakia into Moravia, Bohemia and much further afield. Of late, they have been giving concerts abroad with in creasing frequency – Germany (including at the Berliner Philharmoniker Hall), England, France, Canada, etc. The ensemble, made up of eight professional, classically trained musicians, has already received three platinum discs.

A traditional cimbalom band? Well, yes and no. They have, so to speak, many more strings to their bow: folk music (ranging from Slovak to Jewish), on occasions walking a tightrope between pop and jazz, at other times performing Haydn together with a “classical” pianist or a symphony orchestra. And since Brahms, Liszt and Dvořák were inspired by the “Gypsy style”, why not turn things on their head and play their music the Gypsy way?

With their characteristic virtuosity and vivacity, Cigánski diabli have entered the rarefied domain of classical music – yet in a manner entirely of their own and with arrangements not respecting the borders of genres. But what’s the use of borders when the music is of such splendour?

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National Anthems of European Union Member States

National Anthems of European Union Member States


anon.:

Mazurek Dabrowskiego (Dabrowski's Mazurka)

Poland

God Save The Queen

UK

Baumanis:

Dievs, sveti Latviju! (God bless Latvia!)

Latvia

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral': Ode to joy

European Union

Campenhout:

Brabançonne

Belgium

Erkel:

Isten, áldd meg a magyart (God bless the Hungarians)

Hungary

Haydn:

Das Deutschlandlied

Germany

Heeney:

Amhrán na bhFiann (The Soldier's Song)

Ireland

Holzer:

Land der Berge, Land am Strome

Austria

Keil, A:

A Portuguesa (The Portuguese Song)

Portugal

Krøyer:

Der er et yndigt land (There is a Lovely Country)

Denmark

Kudirka:

Tautiška giesme (National Song)

Lithuania

Mantzaros:

Ýmnos eis tin Eleutherían (Hymn to Liberty)

Cyprus & Greece

Novaro:

Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians)

Italy

Pacius:

Mu isamaa, mu onn ja room (My Fatherland, My Happiness and Joy)

Estonia

Maamme (Our Country)

Finland

Pann, A:

Desteapta-te, române! (Awaken, Romanian!)

Romania

Premrl:

Zdravljica (A Toast)

Slovenia

Radoslavov:

Mila Rodino (Dear Motherland)

Bulgaria

Rouget de Lisle:

La Marseillaise

France

Samut:

L-Innu Malti (The Maltese Hymn)

Malta

Skroup, F J:

Kde domov muj (Where is My Home?)

Czech Republic

trad.:

Nad Tatrou sa blýska (Lightning over the Tatras)

Slovakia

La Marcha Real (The Royal March)

Spain

Du gamla, Du fria (Thou ancient, Thou free)

Sweden

Valerius:

Het Wilhelmus (The William)

Netherlands

Zinnen:

Ons Hémécht (Our Homeland)

Luxembourg


Since 2004 alone, some 12 new member states have joined the European Union within the enlargement process. Along with the new territory, the EU has also integrated the history, culture and tradition of each of these countries.

A national anthem often reflects one of the most significant chapters in a country’s history and in some cases it refers to the very beginnings of its existence. This new recording of the national anthems of all current EU member states affords the listener the possibility of discovering the diversity concealed beneath the unifying blue flag. Besides possible use on international occasions and during state celebrations, our CD also provides an excursion into the history and traditions of each of the EU countries.

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Prague – Vienna: Journey in Songs

Prague – Vienna: Journey in Songs


Haydn:

O Tuneful Voice, Hob. XXVIa:42

The Spirit's Song, Hob. XXVIa:41

Kalliwoda:

Fruhlings Wanderschaft

Koželuh, J A:

Sento amor

Spira pur

Mozart:

Abendempfindung an Laura, K523

Als Luise die Briefe, K520

Das Veilchen, K476

Rösler:

An die Entfernte

Arietta Il niente

Herbstlied

Tomásek:

An den Mond, Op. 56

Vorisek:

An Sie

Die Abschiedsträne

Liebe


Martina Janková (soprano), Barbara Maria Willi (fortepiano)

The road between Vienna and Prague, taken in 1787 by the 31- year-old Mozart so as to attend the premiere of his opera Don Giovanni, was familiar to a number of other musicians. It was a journey they made in both directions, often with the vision of attaining a better life at the other end.

The Czech songs dating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, which form the axis of the present album, may be a revelation for many a listener – as may be the fact that Czech

composers mainly set to music German and Italian texts. Leopold Koželuch was one of Vienna’s most successful song composers, and, owing to, among other things, his diplomatic skills, he even eclipsed the bright star of Mozart. The Prague-based composer F. A. Rösler, whose songs are often indistinguishable from those of Mozart’s, did his utmost to preserve Mozart’s legacy following his death. And similarly to Rösler, V. J. Tomášek, who too remained faithful to Prague, possessed a refined literary taste, as duly reflected in his selection of the texts for his songs.

The recording captures Martina Janková’s engrossing voice, replete with vitality, innocence, vigour and lightness, which so becomes the Mozart repertoire. Under the hands of Barbara Maria Willi, the bright and colourful sound of the one and only preserved fortepiano built by F. J. Baumeister (1797) will be for many yet another surprise and discovery on this musical odyssey.

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Recollections

Recollections

Haydn Songs


Tracklisting:

English Canzonets, lyrics by Anne Hunter (selection from Hob. XXVIa)

1 The Mermaid’s Song (No. 25)

2 Recollection (No. 26)

3 Despair (No. 28)

4 A Pastoral Song (No. 27)

5 Pleasing Pain (No. 29)

6 Fidelity (No. 30)

7 The Wanderer (No. 32)

8 O Tuneful Voice (No. 42)

9 The Spirit’s Song (No. 41)

Songs by Various Poets (selection from Hob. XXVIa)

10 Eine sehr gewöhnliche Geschichte (No. 4)

11 Die Verlassene (No. 5)

12 An Thyrsis (No. 8)

13 Die Landlust (No. 10)

14 Liebeslied (No. 11)

15 Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter (No. 12)

Scottish and Welsh Folksongs for Voice, Violin, Cello and Piano (selection from Hob. XXXIa, b)

16 Blodau‘s Grug / The Flowers of the Heath (b, No. 30)

17 Tros y Garreg / Over the Stone (b, No. 17)

18 Up in the Morning Early (a, No. 28)

19 Eryri Wen / The White Mountains of Snowdon (b, No. 20)

20 Hob y deri danno / Away to the Oaken Grove (b, No. 16)

21 Will Ye Go to Flanders (a, No. 13)

22 The Lone Vale (a, No. 175)

23 Codiad yr Hedydd / The Rising of the Lark (b, No. 1)

24 Y Cymry Dedwydd / The Happy Cambrians (b, No. 32)


Martina Janakova (soprano)

The charming young soprano Martina Janková has amid fierce international competition established a firm position within her category. Since 1998 she has been a soloist of the Zurich Opera, working with conductors of such renown as Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Fedoseyev, Herreweghe and Rattle. Under Gardiner, she has also participated in recordings of Bach's cantatas. Yet, as in the case of this album, she keeps returning to the song repertoire, which simply suits her voice perfectly. Her Haydn is unpretentious, yet she captures all the nuances of expression and colour amid the spectrum of moods of individual songs. The composer was very particular about the differentiation of the song's character according to their content, either when composing to poetic texts or arranging folk songs. The song collector Thompson designated Haydn as the only one who was able to create "a collection of all wonderful, both sad and merry, folk songs, none of which can be superficial or second-rate".

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