Janácek - Orchestral Suites from the Operas Volume 2

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Janácek - Orchestral Suites from the Operas Volume 2



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30th March 2009




70 minutes


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Janácek - Orchestral Suites from the Operas Volume 2


Káta Kabanová (Suite)

arr. Peter Breiner

The Makropulos Case: suite

arr. Peter Breiner

Vesa-Matti Leppanen (violin)



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Peter Breiner here conducts his insightful suites from two popular Janácek operas – Kát’a Kabanová and The Makropulos Affair – with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen again playing a featured role.

This disc follows the stunning release by the same artists of Janácek’s Operatic Orchestral Suites, Vol. 1 (Jenufa, The Excursions of Mr Broucek) on 8570555.

Czechoslovakian-born Breiner is ideally placed to interpret the music of his innovative compatriot.

Classics Today praised the conducting of Breiner on a previous recording in the following terms: “Breiner’s affectionate conducting, make[s for a] pleasing and satisfying musical experience.”

Leos Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova Suite (arr. P. Breiner)

I. Overture

II. Je cas, Tichone (Tichon, it's about time…)

III. Vida, chvastala jsi se (There, you bragged…)

IV. Intermezzo and Songs

V. Prijde boure (The Storm is coming)

Leos Janacek: The Makropulos Affair Suite (arr. P. Breiner)

I. Smrt na mne sahala… (Death was touching me)

II. Causa Gregor Prus (The Gregor Prus Case)

III. Zda se vamio divne, co? (It appears strange, doesn't it?)

IV. Ja jsem totiz idiot (I am actually an idiot)

V. A ja vas miluji! (Though I love you!)

VI. Nu? (So?)

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