Leos Janácek: Taras Bulba; Suite "From the House of the Dead" - Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Arming (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
  2. From the House of the Dead (Z mrtvého domu), opera, JW 1/11: Suite Part 1.
  3. From the House of the Dead (Z mrtvého domu), opera, JW 1/11: Suite Part 2.
  4. From the House of the Dead (Z mrtvého domu), opera, JW 1/11: Suite Part 3.
  5. Ballad of Blaník (Ballada blanická), symphonic poem for orchestra, JW 6/16

When these recordings of Janácek's Taras Bulba, Suite from From the House of the Dead, and The Ballad of Blanik were made in 1999, the then 28-year-old Austrian conductor Christian Arming had been music director of the Czech Republic's Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra for four years. Not surprisingly, then, these are youthful performances with impetuous tempos, reckless rhythms, and ever so slightly rushed climaxes. But while these qualities would not fit the more staid music of Brahms or Bruckner, they fit the wildly ...

Leos Janácek: Taras Bulba; Suite "From the House of the Dead" 2006, Arte Nova

UPC: 723721201258

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