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A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition:

Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening!

For your listening pleasure this weekend:

Leoš Janáček (1838 - 1875)


Sinfonietta


1. Allegretto - Allegro maestoso (Fanfare)
2. Andante - Allegretto (The Castle, Brno)
3. Moderato (The Queen's Monastery, Brno)
4. Allegretto (The Street Leading to the Castle)
5. Andante con moto (The Town Hall, Brno)

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Post what recording you are going to listen to giving details of Orchestra / Conductor / Chorus / Soloists etc - Enjoy!
 

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Another unfamiliar work for me. This will be my first time listening to this piece. Janacek is one of those composers that I just haven't explored. I bought this recording a while back especially for this weekend and have been saving it until now. I'm excited to finally give it a listen.

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Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
 

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I have the same Mackerras recording as D Smith which forms part of a great 2-disc set. I love Janacek's late-period output and this work is central to it.
 

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I have an elderly vinyl recording with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Chicago SO; I also have the recent issue on Naxos with Antoni Wit conducting the Warsaw PO. It's one of my favourite pieces, so I might well listen to some Youtube or Spotify too :)

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I'd like to hear the Ozawa/Chicago Sinfonietta. If it has any of the vitality he brings to his 60's/CSO Rite of Spring, then it might be promising. ;D

Great cover on the Taras Bulba too.



 
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The recoding I have is of Ondrej Lenard with the Slovak Radio Orchestra, Naxos label [of which I cannot find a good sized photo of the album cover]

I'm a bit mixed on this work. It has it's moment's, but so far it hasn't stuck with me like some of Janacek's other works
 
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