Janácek: The Excursions of Mr. Broucek - Ales Briscein (vocals); Charles Gibbs (vocals); Christopher Bowen (vocals); Edward Goater (vocals); Ivan Kusnjer (vocals);...
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  1. Výlety páne Brouckovy (The Excursions of Mr. Broucek), opera in 2 parts, JW 1/6 & 1/7
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The Excursions of Mr. Broucek occupied Janácek sporadically for 10 years, with most of the delays having to do with the difficulty of finding satisfactory librettists. It's based on two stories by Svatopluk Cech and is essentially two operas that fit very nicely together as one. Mr. Broucek, a bourgeois resident of nineteenth century Prague, has two bizarre dreams, one of which transports him to the moon and the other to fifteenth century Prague. The moon is populated by an exceedingly odd race of aesthetes and artists for ...

Janácek: The Excursions of Mr. Broucek 2008, Deutsche Grammophon

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