• SU42032 Katalognummer
  • 099925420321 EAN
  • 4CD Format
  • 2016 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Vlach, Josef | Czech Chamber Orchestra

Dirigent
Vlach, Josef

Komponist
Dvoř | ák, Antonín | Suk, Josef | Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus | Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich | Britten, Benjamin | Debussy, Claude | Hurník, Ilja | Pauer, Jiř | í | Purcell, Henry | Respighi, Ottorino | Stravinsky, Igor

Ensemble
Czech Chamber Orchestra | Prague Chamber Orchestra

Sjanger
Orkester

Plateselskap
Supraphon

Verk

CD 1

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for String Orchestra in E major, Op. 22, B 52:
1.         Moderato     04:02
2.         Tempo di valse     06:29
3.         Scherzo. Vivace     05:47
4.         Larghetto     06:00
5.         Finale. Allegro vivace     06:08

Josef Suk
Serenade for String Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 6:
6.         Andante con moto     05:30
7.         Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso     05:21
8.         Adagio     09:36
9.         Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto     07:02

Antonín Dvořák
Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39, B 93:
10.         Preludio (Pastorale). Allegro moderato     03:52
11.         Polka. Allegretto grazioso     05:18
12.         Sousedská (Minuetto). Allegro giusto     04:44
13.         Romanza. Andante con moto     04:47
14.         Finale (Furiant). Presto     05:36

CD 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento for String Orchestra in D major, K. 136:
1.         Allegro     06:17
2.         Andante     04:16
3.         Presto     03:49

4.         Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546     09:18

Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Serenade in G major for String Orchestra No.13 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik), K. 525:
5.         Allegro     06:14
6.         Romance. Andante     06:11
7.         Menuetto. Allegretto     02:14
8.         Rondo. Allegro     03:43

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11:
9.         Andante cantabile     07:19

Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, Op. 48:
10.         Pezzo in forma di sonatina     09:13
11.         Waltz     03:59
12.         Elegy     08:07
13.         Finale (Teme Russo)     07:32

CD 3

Benjamin Britten
Variation on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10:
1.         Introduction and Theme     02:07
2.         Adagio     02:11
3.         Marche     01:09
4.         Romance     01:26
5.         Aria Italiana     01:22
6.         Bourré classique     01:34
7.         Wiener Waltzer     02:34
8.         Moto perpetuo     01:10
9.         Funeral Marche     03:33
10.         Chant     01:40
11.         Fugue and Finale     06:47

Claude Debussy
Dances. Two Dances for Harp and Strings Orchestra:
12.         Danse sacrée     04:28
13.         Danse profane     04:56

Ilja Hurník
Concerto for Oboe, Piano and String Orchestra:
14.         Allegro con brio     04:08
15.         Andante pesante     04:53
16.         Allegretto     02:21
17.         Presto     06:07

Jiří Pauer
Symphony for Strings:
18.         I. Allegro     05:41
19.         II. Andante     08:55
20.         III. Animato     07:58

CD 4

Henry Purcell
King Arthur. Suite for Strings from the Opera:
1.         Overture     02:51
2.         Air     01:46
3.         Hornpipe     00:40
4.         Song tune     02:17
5.         Air     00:47
6.         Chaconne     06:42

Ottorino Respighi
The Birds. Suite of Pieces by Old Composers for Small Orchestra (Gli uccelli):
7.         Preludio da Bernardo Pasquini     02:59
8.         La Colomba da Jasques de Gallot     04:40
9.         La Gallina da Jean-Philippe Rameau     03:02
10.         L'Usignuolo da un anonimo inglese     05:08
11.         Il Cuccu da Bernardo Pasquini     05:06

Igor Stravinsky
Apollon Mussagete. Ballet in two scenes:
12.         Act 1, Prologue: The Birth of Apollo     04:48
13.         Act 2: Variation of Apollo     02:33
14.         Act 2: Pas d'action     04:17
15.         Act 2: Variation of Calliope     01:34
16.         Act 2: Variation of Polymnia     01:17
17.         Act 2: Variation of Terpsichore     01:36
18.         Act 2: Variation of Apollo     02:34
19.         Act 2: Pas de deux     03:58
20.         Act 2: Coda     03:20
21.         Act 2: Apotheosis     03:54

Produktbeskrivelse

The violinist and conductor Josef Vlach (1923-1988), who played a crucial role in cultivating the superlative Talich tradition and quality, is far from being as well known as he deserves to be. At the age of 23, Vlach co-founded the Czech Chamber Orchestra for Václav Talich, who after being falsely accused of collaborating with the Nazis was banned from working with the Czech Philharmonic and the National Theatre. The young orchestra soon proved to be a sensation (Pierre Fournier branded it the best chamber formation in the world), yet following the Communist coup in 1948, it rather opted for diluting than renouncing Talich. The maestro's stringent requirements for the utmost artistic quality, diligence and engagement served as the fundamental principles for the Czech Chamber Orchestra, revived by Josef Vlach in 1957. They went on to gain great acclaim worldwide, with the most noteworthy triumphs including the performance in Osaka in 1960 (standing in for the Boston Symphony Orchestra), the concert at the Salzburger Festspiele in 1962 (broadcast by some 180 radio stations), tours of the USA, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, France, Belgium ... The orchestra then returned from the limelight to the twilight at home, rehearsals in a dingy basement, to a country where they were more tolerated than supported. Yet even amidst such unfavourable circumstances Vlach's exceptionable musical qualities and the Talich credo would bear extraordinary fruits. According to Ivan Moravec's reminiscences, Josef Vlach was "in everyday life a person absolutely unexceptional, humble yet rather absent-minded, whereas his imagination as regards music was so immense that I can hardly conceive of Talich's successor possessing a greater, ampler and more compelling vision."
The presented recordings, made between 1960 and 1982 (most of them before 1966) are among the most precious gems from the Supraphon archives. They have all been carefully remastered, with half of them now being released on CD for the very first time.

Josef Vlach and the Czech Chamber Orchestra - recordings abounding in torrential energy, a legend arising from the feted Talich tradition.

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