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Vadim Repin (violin) & Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
The obvious empathy that exists between these two artists...brings enormous dividends to this warmly recorded programme. It's so easy to become complacent in such a well-worn work as the Franck.... — More…
Elisabeth Söderström (Jenufa), Eva Randova (Kostelnicka), Petr Dvorsky (Steva), Vaclav Zitek (Sterek), Marie Mrazova (Starenka), Dalibor Jedlicka (Rychtar), Wieslaw Ochman (Laca), Lucia Popp (Karolka), Lucia Popp (Vixen), Eva Randová (Fox), Dalibor Jedliaka (Forester), Dalibor Jedlicka (Gorjancikov),...
Charles Mackerras's partnership with soprano Söderström produced definitive and superbly recorded studio performances of Kát'a Kabanová, Jenůfa and The Makropulos Case. A must for Janáček fans. — More…
Dalibor Jedlicka (Goryantchikov), Jiri Zahradnicek (Luka Morosoff), Jaroslava Janská (Alyeya), Václav Zitek (Shishkov), Antonin Svorc (Old Prisoner), Ivo Zidek (Skuratov)
Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Charles Mackerras
Elisabeth Söderström (Jenufa), Wieslav Ochman (Laca), Eva Randová (Kostelnicka), Petr Dvorsky (Steva), Lucia Popp (Karolka), Marie Mrázová (Stařenka Buryjovka), Václav Zitek (Mill Foreman), Dalibor Jedlicka (Mayor), Ivana Mixová (Mayor's Wife), Vera Soukupová (Herdswoman), Jindra Pokorná (Barena),...
Despite stiff competition this vividly dramatic reading of the original score, the superb playing and Söderström's heart-breaking heroine confirm this is still the finest incarnation of Janácek's... — More…
Cheryl Barker (Katya), Jane Henschel (Kabanicha), Robert Brubaker (Boris Grigoryevich), Peter Hoare (Tichon Kabanov), Peter Wedd (Vanya Kudryash), Victoria Simmonds (Varvara), Kathleen Wilkinson (Glasha), Claire Hampton (Feklusha), Owen Webb (Kuligin), Gwynne Howell (Dikoi), Sian Meinir (Zena)
…Rizzi illuminates… with almost Puccinian warmth, while keenly evoking the tightening tensions beneath. …Barker's… intense soprano, large for the role, makes Katya sound stronger than usual... — More…
Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Michael Freimuth (lute and guitar) & Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Beautifully recorded and accompanied, this is not just a showpiece for an exceptional voice, but a fascinating conspectus of Czech song, with a Moravian twist. — More…
Jiri Zahradnicek, Ivo Zidek, Dalibor Jedlicka
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
From the House of the Dead (the 1980 Gramophone Record of the Year) was here recorded for the first time in its proper, original version; and this revealed it as even more of a masterpiece –... — More…