Janácek

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 358 MB
Label: ArcoDiva | Tracks: 19 | Time: 71:09 min

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet is a group composed of the leading soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. For its new production, the quartet chose original transcripts (edits) originally of two piano cycles by Leoš Janácek – “On an overgrown Path” and “In the mists.” The result is a very interesting and impressive interpretation of Janacek's music. “On an Overgrown Path” is a cycle of fifteen piano pieces.
Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:19 | 167 MB
Label: ArcoDiva

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet is a group composed of the leading soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. For its new production, the quartet chose original transcripts (edits) originally of two piano cycles by Leoš Janácek – “On an overgrown Path” and “In the mists.” The result is a very interesting and impressive interpretation of Janacek's music. “On an Overgrown Path” is a cycle of fifteen piano pieces. It is organized into two volumes, labeled as Book 1 and Book 2. The individual pieces are based largely on Moravian folk melodies. “In the Mists” is Janacek’s last substantial solo work for the piano. The piano cycle was written in 1912, a few years after Janacek had lost his daughter Olga and the major opera houses were rejecting his works. All four parts of the cycle are anchored in “misty” keys with many flats, and meter changes are frequent.
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
Sarah Lavaud - Janáček: Dans les brumes (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Sarah Lavaud - Janáček: Dans les brumes (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 63:45 minutes | 500 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Sarah Lavaud réunit les pièces maîtresses pour piano de Janácek, assorties de pages tardives emblématiques de son style mûr. Ce disque vient ainsi enrichir notre connaissance d’un pan de son œuvre qui mériterait d’être plus souvent entendu. Il nous fait découvrir une musique hautement contrastée, d’une rare intensité expressive, et dont l’étrangeté nous émeut parce qu’elle révèle celle de notre intimité même.
Cathy Krier - Janáček: The Piano I (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Cathy Krier - Janáček: The Piano I (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:06 minutes | 532 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

'Die Mährischen Volkslieder von 1922, Zdenkas Variationen und die zahlreiche Miniaturen, die Cathy Krier auf ihrem Janácek-Doppel-Album präsentiert, hört man so gut wie nie. Doch nicht nur wegen dieser durchaus interessanten Stücke ist die Einspielung der jungen Luxemburgerin bemerkenswert. Auch den bekannten Zyklen Auf verwachsenem Pfade und Im Nebel und der Sonate 1.X.1905 gewinnt sie neue Blickwinkel ab. So ergibt sich eine beeindruckende Gesamtschau des mährischen Meisters, bei der nur wenige, aus Kriers Sicht allenfalls musikhistorisch interessante Jugendwerke fehlen.