• SU40412 Katalognummer
  • 099925404123 EAN
  • 6CD Format
  • 2010 Utgivelsesår

Mackerras, Sir Charles

Mackerras, Sir Charles

Various soloists

Dvoř | ák, Antonin | Smetana, Bedrich

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Prague Symphony Orchestra | Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra | Prague Philharmonic Choir




Disk 1
Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances, Series I., Op. 46, B.83:
1.         1 in C major (Presto)     03:57
2.         in E minor (Allegretto scherzando)     04:39
3.         in A flat major (Poco allegro)     04:17
4.         in F major (Tempo di menuetto)     06:45
5.         in A major (Allegro vivace)     03:15
6.         in D major (Allegretto scherzando)     05:15
7.         in C minor (Allegro assai)     03:29
8.         in G minor (Presto)     04:14

Slavonic Dances, Series II., Op. 72, B.147:
9.         in B major (Molto vivace)     04:15
10.         in E minor (Allegretto grazioso)     05:35
11.         in F major (Allegro)     03:16
12.         in D flat major (Allegretto grazioso)     05:08
13.         in B flat minor (Poco adagio. Vivace)     02:41
14.         in B flat major (Moderato, quasi minuetto)     03:36
15.         in C major (Presto)     03:18
16.         in A flat major (Lento grazioso, quasi tempo di valse)     07:00

Disk 2

1.         Symphonic Variations for Large Orchestra, Op. 78 B.70     21:58

Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60, B.112:
2.         Allegro non tanto     13:05
3.         Adagio     12:12
4.         Scherzo (Furiant). Presto     08:10
5.         Finale. Allegro con spirito     10:45

Disk 3

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B.163:
1.         Allegro con brio     09:39
2.         Adagio     09:56
3.         Allegretto grazioso     06:02
4.         Allegro ma non troppo     10:12

Symphony No. 9 in E minor From The New World, Op. 95, B.178:
5.         Adagio. Allegro molto     11:19
6.         Largo     12:17
7.         Molto vivace     07:21
8.         Allegro con fuoco     11:23

Disk 4

Legends, Op. 59, B.122:
1.         I.: Allegretto non troppo, quasi andantino     03:23
2.         I.: Molto moderato     04:18
3.         I.: Allegro giusto     04:07
4.         I.: Molto maestoso     05:44
5.         I.: Allegro giusto     04:24
6.         II.: Allegro con moto     05:11
7.         II.: Allegretto grazioso     02:48
8.         II.: Un poco allegretto e grazioso     03:45
9.         II.: Andante con moto     02:34
10.         II.: Andante     04:00

11.         Scherzo capriccioso for Large Orchestra, Op. 66, B.131 (Allegro con fuoco)     14:03

12.         In Nature's Realm, Op. 91, B.168     13:36

Disk 5

1.         The Water Goblin. Symphonic Poem, Op. 107, B.195     20:19

2.         The Noon Witch. Symphonic Poem, Op. 108, B.196     13:50

3.         The Golden Spinning-Wheel. Symphonic Poem, Op. 109, B.197     25:37

4.         The Wild Dove. Symphonic Poem, Op. 110, B.198     19:34

Disk 6

Bedřich Smetana
My Country. A Cycle of Symphonic Poems:
1.         Vyšehrad (Lento. Largo maestoso - Grandioso - Allegro vivo ma non agitato - Lento ma non troppo - Largamente)     15:06
2.         Vltava (Moldau) (Allegro comodo, non agitato)     11:58
3.         Šárka (Allegro con fuoco, ma non agitato - Piu moderato assai - Moderato ma con calore - Adagio. Moderato - Molto vivo)     09:49
4.         From Bohemian fields and groves (Molto moderato - Allegro poco vivo, ma non troppo - Presto)     12:08
5.         Tábor (Lento - Molto vivace - Lento maestoso)     12:21
6.         Blaník (Allegro moderato - Andante non troppo - Piu allegro, ma non molto - Tempo di marcia - Largamente maestoso - Piu vivo)     14:24

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"He was an amazing musician. There can be very few conductors who can manage stylistically the breadth that he did. But I think my favourite contribution from him was bringing Czech music to the West." This is the opera star Renée Fleming's glowing description of Sir Charles Mackerras, whose long and incredibly fruitful conducting career and life ended at the age of 84 this July. Indeed, over the past few decades Czech music has not had a more vigorous advocate and champion in the world, nor a greater fan and connoisseur. "I am a great fan of Dvořák's music because it always seemed to me that, apart from Mozart, Dvořák is the greatest composer... He wrote these symphonies, he wrote tone poems, he wrote operas, he wrote chamber music, he wrote songs, he wrote religious music, everything... He's just the greatest composer, except Mozart perhaps." Throughout the music world, Mackerras's name is synonymous with Czech music itself - Janáček in particular. Sir Charles fatefully encountered Janáček during the very first days of his studies with Václav Talich in Prague. Subsequently, he introduced Janáček to the wider world. "Nobody needs me to say that Mozart and Handel are great composers, whereas they did need somebody to say that Janáček is a great composer too, and that's what I did. If I have achieved anything in my life, it is the propagation of Janáček." Supraphon had thetruly great honour of co-operating with this superlative conductor until the very end. The albums featuring the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in particular have captured Mackerras's vision of a wide scale of works by the four greatest Czech composers. The list of awards these recordings have received is long... Let us then instead spend our time listening to his musical legacy on these CDs, which Supraphon with respect and love for Sir Charles presents to all those who would like to recollect this great man.

Sir Charles Mackerras - the conductor who brought Czech music to the wider world. His complete non-operatic recordings for Supraphon.


    “Mackerras extols the Czech Philharmonic’s “national” sound. And that’s what we get, with rustic woodwinds, the brass a little tart, and passionate, light-fingered strings. Nothing is bland…they all surge ahead with a natural ease and singing lyricism. You’d have thought that someone born to this repertoire was conducting.“
    The times, 17th December 2010


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