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JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Wit)

Composer(s):Janacek, Leos
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredOrchestral
Catalogue 8.572639
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 7.99
 

 
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Leoš Janáček’s dramatic Glagolitic Mass is set to a ninth century Old Church Slavonic text. With its highly individual synthesis of thunderous brass outbursts, rhythmic energy, radiant melodies and interludes of rapt contemplation, the work has established itself as a unique contribution to the choral repertoire. An avowed statement of his belief and patriotic pride in Czechoslovakian national independence, Janáček’s Sinfonietta uses spectacular large-scale orchestral forces. Both of these works belong to the composer’s last and most inspired decade, and represent his mature musical language at its most communicative.


   




Review By Colin Anderson,HIFICRITIC,March 2012

…Antoni Wit shapes an appreciably musical account that is always going somewhere, is very well prepared, and with plenty of mystical magic along the way…Wit plays the long game and encourages an appropriate raw edge at times. Christiane Libor is a fearless soprano…Jaroslaw Malanowicz takes the organ solos with aplomb. This would be a great budget-price introduction to a work that is genuinely unique. Standing out is the Sinfonietta, the opening and closing movements, with their extra contingent brass, really blaze and are confidently played. The middle movements are also alive with frisson and depiction; poignant and exuberant music. This whole performance buzzes! The sound is spacious and open, the chorus and the brass very well defined in a spacious

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Review By SteveHoltje,Culture Catch,January 2012

Culture Catch Best of 2011: #14

The increasingly great Polish conductor Antoni Wit…delivers the best digitally recorded version I've heard of the standard edition of the Glagolitic Mass. © 2012 Culture Catch See complete list



Review By Malcolm Riley,Gramophone,January 2012

JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Wit) 8.572639
JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) NBD0026

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Review By Malcolm Riley,Gramophone,January 2012

JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Wit) 8.572639
JANACEK, L.: Glagolitic Mass / Sinfonietta (Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio) NBD0026

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