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Janacek: Chamber & Orchestral Works Box set, Collector's Edition


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  • Audio CD (October 12, 2004)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B0001Y4JH0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,373 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: First Series. 6. Words fail!: Andante
2. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: First Series. 7. Goodnight!: Andante
3. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: First Series. 8. Unutterable anguish: Andante
4. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: First Series. 9. In tears: Larghetto
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Disc: 2
1. String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata'), JW 7/8: I. Adagio - Con moto
2. String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata'), JW 7/8: II. Con moto
3. String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata'), JW 7/8: III. Con moto
4. String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata'), JW 7/8: IV. Con moto - Adagio
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Disc: 3
1. Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ('Vzdor,' 'Defiance'), JW 7/12: I. Allegro
2. Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ('Vzdor,' 'Defiance'), JW 7/12: II. Adagio
3. Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ('Vzdor,' 'Defiance'), JW 7/12: III. Allegretto
4. Capriccio for piano (left hand), flute & brass ensemble ('Vzdor,' 'Defiance'), JW 7/12: IV. Andante
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Disc: 4
1. Sinfonietta for orchestra ('Military,' 'Sokol Festival'), JW 6/18: I. Allegretto
2. Sinfonietta for orchestra ('Military,' 'Sokol Festival'), JW 6/18: II. Andante
3. Sinfonietta for orchestra ('Military,' 'Sokol Festival'), JW 6/18: III. Moderato
4. Sinfonietta for orchestra ('Military,' 'Sokol Festival'), JW 6/18: IV. Allegretto
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Disc: 5
1. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: I. Moderato
2. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: II. Adagio
3. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: III. Andante con moto
4. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: IV. Presto - Andante - Presto
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Editorial Reviews

A 5-LP set of many of these solo, chamber and orchestral works was released back in '81, but some of these superb performances have been unavailable for years (and many have never been on CD). This 5-CD release coincides with the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth and includes String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Presto for Cello & Piano ; the magnificent Glagolitic Mass , and more!

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Wyote VINE VOICE on March 29, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Unlike the previous reviewer, I am in no position to evaluate the performances on these disks relative to other recordings. Instead, I represent something like an idealized layman's point of view. Janacek is not one of the twenty or so most famous composers, and I've even read some very harsh criticism of his music.

As for me, not even close to being any kind of expert, all I have are my ears, and they love lots of Janacek's music. For those unfamiliar with him and not sure what to expect, I'd place him in a historical context: late enough to be familiar with modernism and incorporate it into his music, but not as ready as other moderns to strike forth without romantic ideals of musical beauty.

I hope that snags someone's interest! If you are the kind of person who has already listened to a few recordings of Janacek's music, you could probably skip this particular offering, selecting some of the more highly recommended recordings--Janacek: Sinfonietta/Glagolitic Mass - Felicity Palmer, Malcolm King, Sir Simon Rattle, Philharmonia Orchestra or Janacek, Haas: String Quartets, for instance. I would recommend this to people like myself, with more interest than expertise, as a very reasonably priced introduction to an arguably somewhat neglected composer.

Having listened to these recordings a few times, if you find that you like them as much as I do, you might want to move on to his operas, which are increasingly getting high praise and for which he is probably most well known, as well as more famous recordings of his music.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. E. Glasgow on August 27, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The five-star rating for this set is at least in part because it is a splendid bargain. Not every performance is the ultimate: Paul Crossley's piano playing is very fine but it doesn't banish the memory of Firkusny or Schiff. And there are better recordings of the quartets than the Gabrieli's. But these are very fine recordings overall. This set, combined with Decca's omnibus opera collection (with Mackerras et al.), provides a broad survey of this important and fascinating composer at a bargain price.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Walle on January 28, 2014
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I've got a real hunger for great soundtracks. What made "Unbearable Lightness of Being" such a montage of Bohemian (literally!) art was the soundtrack of great Leoš Janáček music! I still to this day play "On an overgrown path (Po zarostlém chodnicku)" and never tire of it's story and style with which piantist Paul Crossley performs this work.
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