Janacek: Glagolitic Mass & Sinfonietta

Naxos: NBD0026

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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass & Sinfonietta



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31st Oct 2011




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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass & Sinfonietta


Glagolitic Mass

final version

Christiane Libor (soprano), Ewa Marciniec (alto), Timothy Bentch (tenor), Wojciech Gierlach (bass) & Jarosław Malanowicz (organ)

with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra


Blu-ray Audio


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Leoš Janáček’s dramatic Glagolitic Mass is set to a ninth century Old Church Slavonic text. With its highly individual synthesis of thunderous brass outbursts, rhythmic energy, radiant melodies and interludes of rapt contemplation, the work has established itself as a unique contribution to the choral repertoire. An avowed statement of his belief and patriotic pride in Czechoslovakian national independence, Janáček’s Sinfonietta uses spectacular large-scale orchestral forces. Both of these works belong to the composer’s last and most inspired decade, and represent his mature musical language at its most communicative.

BBC Music Magazine

May 2012


“This is a strong performance, and the Blu-ray opens out the choral sound so that the balance of Janacek's rich textures is more natural, without soften its edges. The Sinfonietta is a touch more recessed, but still stirs the blood.”

Financial Times

12th November 2011

“Both pieces receive crisp, radiant and transparent performances.”

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