Janácek

Charles Mackerras, Elisabeth Söderström, Charles Mackerras - Janácek: Jenůfa (1985)

Charles Mackerras, Elisabeth Söderström, Charles Mackerras - Janácek: Jenůfa (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:10:07 | 593 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 414 483-2

It's hard to think of a twentieth century Czech-language opera that has enjoyed more success than Leos Janácek's Jenufa, and there is certainly no shortage of good recordings of it. Among the most exceptional is this effort for Decca led by Charles Mackerras. Elisabeth Söderström is riveting in her portrayal of the small-town girl desperate that the empty-headed Steva, played by Petr Dvorský, will marry her and legitimize their child.
Brno Janácek Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Jiri Pinkas - Antonín Dvořák: Kate and the Devil (1993)

Brno Janácek Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Jiri Pinkas - Antonín Dvořák: Kate and the Devil (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:44 | 673 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 11 1800-2 612

This vastly entertaining comic work centers around Kate, a talkative, shrewish woman who is avoided by everyone at the village dance. Angry, she announces that she would dance with the devil himself, and voila!, the Devil Marbuel–not-quite-Lucifer, but a “junior” devil–enters and carries her off to Hell. The clever shepherd Jirka offers to rescue her. In Hell, all the devils sit around playing cards, and Kate and Marbuel enter.
Viola Wilmsen & Kimiko Imani - Gál, Martinu, Haas, Janácek & Slavicky: Oboe & Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Viola Wilmsen & Kimiko Imani - Gál, Martinu, Haas, Janácek & Slavicky: Oboe & Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 653 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

What types of musical character do we associate with the oboe? We imagine long, lyrical phrases, mournful, fragile melodies, agile musicianship, and a folk-like character. During my time as principal oboist in the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, it felt as if I died “a thousand deaths” every evening until the main character on stage had finally breathed his/her last sigh and the sobbing oboe had sung its plaintive melody to the end.
Orchestra da Camera 'Ferrucio Busoni' & Massimo Belli - Idyll: Serenades by Janácek, Elgar, Kalinnikov (2016)

Orchestra da Camera 'Ferrucio Busoni' & Massimo Belli - Idyll: Serenades by Janácek, Elgar, Kalinnikov (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:53:04 | 122 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

Three Serenades for strings, written around the turn of the 19th and 20th century, sharing a full blooded romanticism, warmth and even nostalgia, characteristic of that period: the String Serenades by Janácek, the famous Serenade by Elgar and the lesser known but no less attractive Serenade by Vassily Kalinnikov, friend of Tchaikovsky.
Baiba Skride, Marek Janowski - Shostakovich, Janácek: Violin Concertos (2007)

Baiba Skride, Marek Janowski - Shostakovich, Janácek: Violin Concertos (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 73146

While not a lot of its classical pursuits in the 2000s have panned out, Sony Classical has had good luck with violinists, thanks due to the popularity of contract player Hilary Hahn and an apparent assumption of the recording duties of the great Canadian violinist Lara St. John. This is Latvian violinist Baiba Skride's third disc, the first two being released simultaneously in 2004 and, of these, the violin solo disc – containing works by Ysayë, Bartók, and Bach – winning a German Echo Classic award.
A 20th Century Opera Collection - Leos Janácek - Z mrtvého domu (From the House of the Dead) - Bohumil Gregor

Leos Janácek (1854-1928): Z mrtvého domu (From the House of the Dead) - Bohumil Gregor
Opera | Early 20th Century | 2CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | RS.com | 545MB
Label: Supraphon | Year of release: 2008 | ADD
Leif Ove Andsnes - Leoš Janáček: Piano Sonata, In the Mists, On the Overgrown Path, Series I (2000)

Leif Ove Andsnes - Leoš Janáček: Piano Sonata, In the Mists, On the Overgrown Path, Series I (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:49 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 61839 2 6

One of the most successful pianists of the generation that came of age at the end of the 20th century, Leif Ove Andsnes is particularly known for his attention to the music of his native Norway. "I always played a lot of Grieg from my childhood," he has said. "I always loved Grieg and I don't know if it's only because I'm Norwegian."
José Serebrier, Czech State Philharmonic - Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta, Lachian Dances, Taras Bulba (1995)

José Serebrier, Czech State Philharmonic - Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta, Lachian Dances, Taras Bulba (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 314.04 Mb | 01:08:05 | Covers
Classical | Label: Reference Records (RR-65)

Leoš Janáček (baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style. Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by contemporaries such as Antonín Dvořák. His later, mature works incorporate his earlier studies of national folk music in a modern, highly original synthesis, first evident in the opera Jenůfa, which was premiered in 1904 in Brno. The success of Jenůfa (often called the "Moravian national opera") at Prague in 1916 gave Janáček access to the world's great opera stages. Janáček's later works are his most celebrated. They include operas such as Káťa Kabanová and The Cunning Little Vixen, the Sinfonietta, the Glagolitic Mass, the rhapsody Taras Bulba, two string quartets, and other chamber works. Along with Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, he is considered one of the most important Czech composers.
Jan Michiels - Dvořák & Janáček: Slavic Soul (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Jan Michiels - Dvořák & Janáček: Slavic Soul (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:44 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

It was in Prague and Brno, the two largest cities in what is now the Czech Republic, that Antonín Dvorák and Leo Janácek the principal representatives of the nineteenth-century Czech national school, along with Bedrich Smetana launched their respective compositional careers. While Janácek, thirteen years younger than Dvorák, saw the latter as a father figure, the two men shared the same poetic Slavic soul. Indeed, Janácek said of Dvorák: I could exchange his personality for his works; it is as if his melodies came straight from my heart. Nothing can ever break such a bond.

Janáček - Quatuors à cordes  Music

Posted by philomene at Nov. 9, 2012
Janáček - Quatuors à cordes

Janáček - Quatuors à cordes (2008)
Diotima Quartet | Garth Knox
XLD Rip | lossless | FLAC (Tracks)+LOG+CUE+Scans (600dpi) | 68:06 min | 419 MB
Label: Alpha | Genre: Classical / style: Chamber Music

The Quatuor Diotima offers a passionate performance of both quartets that would merit consideration in any case, but sample the viola d'amore's opening utterance at the beginning of track 9, and you may decide, even if you are already a confirmed admirer of Janácek's tense but richly romantic music, that a rehearing of these works is in order.
James Manheim (allmusic.com)